Many of the components utilised through the factory have been composited to give extra strength and stability to the wood. This meticulous procedure enhances the elegance of the final product, and reduces the wastage of a valuable resource.
Mukwa ( Pterocarpus Angolensis ) has featured prominently from time to time. African Rosewood ( Guirbourtia Coleosperma ) or African Pod Mahogany ( Afzelia Quanzensis ) amongst other lesser known timbers have also been used. Unfortunately, the supply of these species is uncertain, and so their use is subject to availability.
The Natural Beauty of Wood
Timberland Windows & Doors actively promotes and favours the inclusion of the natural defects found in all its timbers. The imperfections or differences in form that can be seen in our finished products signal appreciation for the very nature of real wood. Each tree has taken many years to grow, and in this natural process, each one has knots, fissures and grain variations representing a unique record of the history of the tree, and the processed timber thereafter.
This is an attractive, durable and rustic hardwood. Dark red-brown in colour, fine grained and heavy. Classically, this Queen of African timbers, is selected to include natural defects and imperfections which are an essential part of its character and identity. The handsome grain and flowing warmth of this natural hardwood will bring long-lasting pleasure for generations.
Historically, it was used mainly for railway sleepers, parquet and strip flooring. It is only, in the last 30 years, that this wonderful timber was re-discovered and utilized for windows, doors and furniture. This fine timber is found growing in Kalahari sand areas, within National Parks, Forestry Reserves and Communal Areas. Careful sustainable harvesting is regulated and controlled by Forestry Commission.
Most people know this tree as the traditional Christmas Tree. It is a species of conifer which has been grown in Zimbabwe for over 100 years. It has a rich yellow hue, elegant knots and is denser than other Zimbabwean pines. Most observers have difficulty differentiating between this and so-called Oregon Pines, at first glance.
The most common choice of finish for this excellent timber, is either a clear varnish or a good quality exterior wood treatment such as various Woodoc Products.
Zimbabwean Pine is a stable, hardy and strong timber, and has traditionally been used in a wide range of products, from furniture and roof trusses to general construction.
Pine is naturally resistant to most local borers and other pests . We have been using pine for windows, doors and ancillary products ( including significant export markets ) for over 25 years.
Pine is becoming increasingly popular following fashion trends in Europe and America, especially “white painted” pine. Other colours such as light greens ( French Provencal ) and light blues ( Mediterranean style ), as well as clear varnish are also in demand.