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Our Processes

As Australia’s largest supplier of north coast hardwoods for the furniture and stair industries, we provide excellent value for money and fast turn-around times from order to delivery. Our free timber advisory service draws on the combined knowledge of more than 60 years of timber industry experience.

From log, sawing, kiln drying, machining through to the finished pack, our stringent quality control process ensures we consistently provide high-quality product. MRH stock is stored in enclosed sheds to maintain product integrity.

From the Forest to your Door

MRH selects only the best Australian Hardwood from our own plantations, as well as private property logging operations and Forestry Corporation.

Once the timber arrives at the mill, the sawmilling process commences. Each piece of timber is selectively sawn to specifications required to create each of the MRH products. The cut timber is then stacked and prepared for air drying prior to the kiln drying process.

By using the most modern kiln drying computer-based technology MRH can ensure that each and every piece is individually cared for and monitored throughout the drying process.  MRH kilns are solar powered which provides a much more gentle and even drying process, compared to that of conventional kilns. Should supplementary power be required, all MRH Kilns have a gas override.

Once the drying process is completed the kiln dried sawn timber is released to the next production stage. The timber is either stacked and wrapped or allocated for further processing including production of finger jointed timber, laminated products and the finishing process of producing a wide range of standard and custom profiles. Throughout the manufacturing processes there are documented quality assurance systems that guarantee customers only receive product that meets their specification.

Finger Jointed Timber

Finger jointed products are created from quality Australian East Coast Hardwood. Finger joints are precisely cut into the pieces of timber, and each joint is then glued in place with Type 4 exterior grade glue. This creates a product that has superior strength and stability than the original pieces of timber.

Finger jointing is used for both structural and non-structural products, such as laminated beams, decking, flooring, cladding and balustrades (MRH currently supplys only non-structural finger jointed product).

The products created from our finger jointed timber are easy to handle. They have excellent machining qualities and a high quality finish.

Advantages in using finger jointed products include:

  • Quicker to install Save up to 50% in labour cost.
  • Less off cuts. Reduce waste from 10 to 15% with random length decking, by using set length decking most installations have NO waste.
  • Less butt joints on cladding improves weather protection.
  • Less butt joints on decking reduces end splits.
  • Less screws used.                     
  • Every length gun barrel strait.
  • Superior engineered full structural finger joint, with butt joint face appearance.
  • Glued with structural fully waterproof poly urethane from Germany.
  • Opens opportunities in designing screens, decks, walls etc.

We currently offer finger jointed decking in 135mm x 22mm in set lengths up to 6.0., and finger jointed cladding 125mm x 19mm in set lengths up to 6.0.

Laminating capabilities

Our investment in laminating technology allows us to overcome the challenges associated with the decreased supply of big end timber by providing product manufactured to exact customer specifications for use in staircase and furniture applications.

MRH have invested in a customised laminating plant that specialises in stair treads, landings, bench tops, and domestic and restaurant tables. This plant means we can meet customer demand for large pieces of timber that despite the increasing rarity of big end timber pieces.

Our laminating technology allows timber to be produced according to very specific client requirements and specifications.