Huon Pine is considered to be the “prince” of Tasmanian timbers and one of the earliest trees to evolve in Tasmania.

Its richness of colour, fine grain and figure, such as birdseye, make it one of the world’s most desirable furniture and veneering timbers. It has been used in ship-building in Tasmania since 1815 due to its amazing durability and workability. A very slow growing tree, reaching up to 40 metres in height, Huon Pine is very much sought after by craftsmen and artisans because of its unique beauty. A truly timeless treasure.


  • Boat

  • Building

  • Furniture

  • Joinery

  • Cabinetry

  • Craft



Density (kg/m3) unseasoned 950

Strength Group - unseasoned S6

Radial Shrinkage % 2.5

Lyctid Susceptible No

Colour Light straw, aging to dull yellow

Grain Straight, fine & even

Nailing Good

Sawing Excellent

Turning Excellent

Gluing Difficulties may arise

Density (kg/m3) seasoned 550

Strength Group - seasoned SD6

Tangential Shrinkage %  3.5

Stability Excellent

Durable Yes

Texture Close, uniform & smooth

Screwing Good

Moulding Excellent

Bending Fair to very good

Finishing Good