Beautiful, durable & strong
Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak is named from the alpine areas of Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales in which it’s grown. While there are some minor difference between the two, both timbers possess remarkable similarities, making them interchangeable. A strong and stable timber that offers all-round work ability such as sanding, gluing, finishes and bending.
The timber characteristics usually has a straight grain but may also produce fiddle-back markings and have visible gum veins. It has a course texture with the heartwood ranging from pale pink to yellowish brown and is generally difficult to tell apart heartwood and sapwood.
Due to its low to moderate durability, the timbers are best suited for interior structural or decorative applications. They are also very easy to work, cut, drill and fabricate engineered connections with. Being a sustainable material and readily available makes this a great way to bring warmth and beauty into any design.
*Please note that GL18 strength rating for Hardwood has been changed to GL15 in 2021/22. Vicbeam projects before 2021 are still related to GL18 strength rating.
Vicbeam have supplied GL18 Vic Ash Hardwood to a range of structural and decorative projects such as the Wonderland Trusses, St Andrew Beach House, San Clemente portals and the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. These are just some of the major projects which involved complex timber fabrication, engineering and installation.
The range of Vicbeam’s past projects is a testament to the versatility of using GL18 Vic Ash Hardwood for any kind of project.