Glosswood , supplier and manufacturer of innovative timber solutions, answers some FAQ about its timber lining boards

Q. What are timber are Glosswood’s lining boards made from?

A. Glosswood’s lining boards are manufactured using the native Asian true hardwood, Paulownia. Paulownia is grown in plantations throughout Asia and Australia.

Q. What are the properties of the Paulonia timber lining boards?

A. The timber boards are:

  • lightweight
  • stronger than most other construction timber with a strength to weight ratio of just 260-280kg/m3
  • light in colour
  • similar appearance to American Ash
  • easily worked to ressemble other less sustainable timbers
  • beautiful gloss like spun silk
  • straight grain
  • knot free
  • ranks physically between balsa and poplar
  • odourless
  • very easy to machine and finish
  • highly resistant to rotting, cracking or warping
  • dimensionally stable
  • durable
  • low density
  • able to take on and release moisture with no damage
  • less attraction to termites than Pine or Jarrah according to independent studies
Q. Is Paulownia a sustainable timber product?

A. Yes. Paulownia is an extremely fast-growing hardwood tree that takes only 12 years to reach maturation. It is easy to grow in plantations and has the added benefit that it can be treated to take on the appearance of other less sustainable native timber species such as Cedar and Jarrah.

Q. Why are the timber lining boards UV coated?

A. The timber boards have UV coatings applied to the product before being cured by exposure to intense Ultra Violet light to give them a number of advantages including:

  • low VOC
  • superior and durable finish
  • consistent, long lasting colour
  • fully sealed on all sides
Q. What maintenance do the Glosswood timber lining boards require?

A. All timber products require simple and regular attention to keep them at their best.

These timber lining boards should be maintained by regularly wiping or brushing them with a soft cloth or broom. It is recommended to give them an occasional clean with warm water, detergent and a cloth.

If the boards are damaged in any way they can be repaired with a light sanding using 240 grit paper followed by damp cloth cleaning and an overcoat of stain/sealer finish.

Contact Glosswood for further information on the properties, uses and supply of its sustainable timber lining board range.