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Plantation Oak

/ Plantation Oak

A plantation hardwood like no other

  • / Plantation grown
  • / Light-coloured hardwood
  • / Easy to work, cut & build with
  • / Stains well

Plantation Oak is made from plantation grown Shining Gum (Eucalyptus Nitens) grown in Tasmania and Victoria. Plantation Oak is a sustainably sourced hardwood timber unique to ASH.

Plantation Oak is engineered to create a knot-free appearance timber with higher strength and improved appearance when compared to its knotty counterpart. Like all species processed through our world class facility in Victoria, Plantation Oak has been straight line edged after drying for a superior straightness. The result is a unique plantation hardwood with beautiful features and a consistent blonde to light brown colour – perfect for manufacturers and specifiers alike.

Offering a close alternative to Tasmanian Oak or Victorian ash, Plantation Oak is commonly used internally for joinery, furniture, panelling, mass timber and framing.

Benefits of Plantation Oak Timber

Plantation Grown
Low embodied energy
Sustainable resource
Stored carbon
Light Coloured Finish
Machines well
Stains well
Good Strength
Very Straight

Applications available for Plantation Oak


Plantation Oak Characteristics

Colour Pale blonde to light brown
Grain Moderately coarse with a straight grain
Moisture Content 600 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
Impact Resistance 16 Joules
Janka 5.8 kN (seasoned)
Unit Shrinkage (KD) Measurable movement in service – Medium
Radial: 0.22% of board dimension per 1% moisture content change.
Tangential: 0.33% of board dimension per 1% moisture content change
Stability High (quarter sawn)
Cutting Good
Bending Satisfactory
Glueing Excellent
Lyctus Susceptible Sapwood is susceptible
Nail holding Good
Durability Above ground – Class 3
Below ground – Class 4
Fire Refer Australian Standard AS1530 Part 3 and Building Code of Australia
Spread of flame index: 8
Smoke development index: 4
Critical Radiant Heat Flux: More than 2.2kW/m2 and less than 4.5kW/m2
Smoke development Rate: Less than 750% -min
Average extinction area: Less than 250m2/kg
Material Group No: 3 (unless coated to meet Group 1 & 2)
Bushfire Attack level: BAL 12.5 and 19 – Door and window joinery only

Calculate Carbon Sequestration

Calculate the sequestered CO2 equivalent of your project and the time it takes to regrow the timber.

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The figures for CO2 captured and growth rate used in this calculator were sourced from Wood Solutions, VicForests and AHEC.

Frequently asked

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What is Plantation Oak?

Plantation Oak is ASH’s brand for plantation grown Shining Gum. As timber resources demands change, Plantation Oak ensures that there is an option for those seeking a quality plantation hardwood.

What species make up our Plantation Oak?

Our Plantation Oak range is made up of Eucalyptus Nitens, more commonly known as Shining Gum. The seeds used for these plantations originate from the seeds collected in forests near ASH.

What colour is Shining Gum?

Our Plantation Oak range is made from Shining Gum, the colour typically ranges from pale blonde to very light brown, with a variety of very pale pink and pale yellow tones throughout.

Is Plantation Oak sustainable?

Plantation Oak is a plantation grown Shining Gum and is a sustainably sourced hardwood. Plantation Oak is PEFC certified by Responsible Wood – a third party not-for-profit that sets globally recognised standards for managing forests sustainably. Learn more on the sustainably page.

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