Rimu is a highly valued timber, distinctly versatile and beautiful in appearance, it has many uses. Used widely throughout character homes it is seen in floors, mouldings and even in structural framing. As a result, it is possibly New Zealand's best known native timber.
Botanical name: Dacrydium cupressinum
Other names: Red Pine
Source location: West Coast of the South Island
Stability: Sap: Stable, Colour: Stable, Heart: Stable
Durability in ground: Sap: Non Durable, Colour: Non Durable,
Heart: Non Durable
Durability above ground: Sap: Non Durable, Colour: Non Durable,
Heart: Moderately Durable
Heartwood is usually a rich red-brown colour with hints of golden yellow. Sapwood has a lighter brown tone and is generally even in colour. The intermediate colour zone is a varied light brown colour giving rise to interesting shadings of colour and grain.
DA Clean Heart, DA Clean Colour, DA Clean Sap, DB Select Knotty
Heartwood ideally suits exterior joinery and flooring applications. Colour and Sap are ideal for furniture and internal finishings like panelling and moulding.