Real Timbers

Whether in hand, under foot, or on display—there’s nothing quite like the look and feel of real timber. ⁠

American Walnut

American Walnut is native to the eastern regions of North America. The beautiful grain patterns, rich brown colour and great workability of American Walnut places this timber in a class of its own for architects, designers and woodworking professionals.

American Walnut is a fine and generally straight-grained timber, although often it has an attractive wavy or curly grain, giving it a highly decorative figure. The colour of its heartwood ranges from a golden to a rich chocolate brown colour, sometimes with narrow streaks of a darker purplish-brown.

A popular choice for use in furniture, joinery and other fine woodworking—it was only natural for Makarlu to include American Walnut in our range.

European Oak

European Oak is a beautiful hardwood originating from several European countries—notably France, England and Germany. You may know it by other names, such as French Oak or English Oak. With its warm golden honey colour complemented with a rich brown grain, the newest timber in our Makarlu range is uniquely characterful.

Used for centuries to build ships, barrels and even grand ballrooms in castles, these days European Oak is more often used by discerning woodworkers to make attractive and durable fine furniture, cabinetry, and hardwood flooring.

A timeless choice with a classic appearance—European Oak is also right at home with modern décor, suiting a variety of interior design styles. With such natural beauty and durability, it was an easy decision for us to include European Oak in our Makarlu range.

European Ash

European Ash is a highly regarded timber in Scandinavian furniture and interior design, thanks to its beautiful grain and light tones.

European Ash is the European equivalent to White Ash of North America, with both woods being light coloured to nearly white, and generally straight-grained with a uniform texture.

The colour of the timber varies from white through to pale brown, making it an attractive option for use in chairs, dining tables, joinery, architectural features and hardwood flooring. In the past this versatile timber was even used in boat and plane building, due to being a strong yet relatively lightweight hardwood. It’s these properties which make European Ash an ideal option in the Makarlu range.

East Asian Bamboo

Bamboo holds deep-rooted cultural significance in East Asia, in no small part thanks to its characteristic strength, versatility, rapid growth, and natural regeneration. 

Musical instruments, furniture, fishing rods, buildings, bridges, textiles and even weapons are some of the traditional and contemporary applications of this majestic plant. Bamboo justifiably earns its reputation amongst designers as a sustainable resource because it is amongst the fastest-growing plants in the world. In suitable conditions, bamboo has been known to grow at a rate of one metre per day.

Its high strength-to-weight ratio, sustainable qualities and light earthy colours make East Asian Bamboo a solid addition to the Makarlu range.