Acacia Mangium is a plantation wood species available in FSC™ Certified Imported logs or sawn and/or non certified but still legal and sustainable Philippine supply. Used for flooring, indoor and outdoor furniture.
Acacia Raintree (Roadside Acacia) is widespread in the Philippines, and growing along roads and rice fields. Cut with DENR permits, this species is mainly used for turning bowls and gift items.
Alder is available from North America and Russia. A very popular choice for furniture, as an often cheaper alternative to maple and cherry.
Ash is grown in Europe as well as North America. We import Ash in veneers and sawn timber for the furniture industry and for decorative panels.
Bangkirai is the Indonesian name for Yakal. It is also available from Malaysia under the name of yellow Balau. We use this species for our decking products. Very durable.
Beech is widespread in Northern Europe, and is used for anything from indoor furniture to flooring, doors and joinery. Not suitable for outdoor use
Bintangor, or Callophylum as it is also called, is an excellent species for face venners, and also for general joinery.
Birch wood from Northern Europe is an excellent species for plywood, and indoor furniture. We import mainly Birch plywood, and component parts.
Cherry is often a fashion species. We import Cherry as veneers and sawn timber. Mainly used in the furniture industry, and for kitchen table tops.
Eucalyptus Cladocalyx is a yellowish and very hard plantation species (can be sourced as FSC Certifed) often used as replacement for Yakal and similar hard and durable species.
Falcata (Albizia) is a very fast grown Philippine plantation species which is mainly used for plywood core, and exported in quite big quantity for ply-board and packaging materials.
Gmelina is one of the most widespread plantation species in the Philippines. It is mainly used for indoor furniture and for doors.
Eucalyptus grandis is a plantation species grown mainly in South America and Southern Africa. Available in FSC Certified Logs and Sawn Timber upon request. It is used for indoor as well as outdoor furniture and also for windows and mouldings.
Iroko is an African species which we can get in FSC Controlled Wood. It is a very versatile species suited for outdoor as well as indoor furniture, flooring and joinery.
Jatoba is grown in Brazil, and is a popular species for flooring in the Philippines. This can be sourced as FSC Certified as well.
Kamagong is an endangered Philippine Ebony type, and apart from few exceptions it is banned. FILTRA therefore, is not offering this species, but offer alternatives for similar looks in furniture and flooring.
Kamarere (Eucalyptus deglupta) is a plantation species grown mainly in PNG. This species can be sourced as either FSC Certifed or FSC Controlled Wood. Used for outdoor furniture, jambs and general mouldings.
Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) comes from plantations in Southern Africa and can be sourced as FSC Certified. Excellent for flooring and decking products.
Keruing is well known in the Philippines where it is called Apitong. This heavy hardwood is mainly used for truck-flooring, and outdoor furniture. Contains natural oils which can sometimes bleed when used outdoors.
Khaya ivorensis is an African Mahogany, which we can offer as FSC Controlled Wood. This species is an excellent substitute for Philippine Tanguile and widely used for indoor and outdoor furniture.
Lenga is a plantation wood from Chile, which we can offer as FSC Certified. With a grain like Cherry, and a color like Maple, it is a very popular new choice for the furniture industry. It can also be used for doors.
Plantation Mahogany in the Philippines can be Swietenia Macrophylla, or Khaya Ivorensis species. It is mostly 20-25 years of growth and mainly used for indoor furniture.
We offer North American Maple and European Sycamore in veneers and sawn timber. This is a popular species for indoor furniture and decorative panels.
Mengkulang, or Palapi as it is known in Indonesia is very similar to Niangon from Africa. We import this species from Malaysia, and it is widely used as a substitute for Lauan, mainly for joinery.
MERANTI (Dark Red)
Dark Red Meranti is a natural wood species from Malaysia and Indonesie. It is a Shorea species, and almost identical to “Lauan”, or Philippine Mahogany.
Merbau is also known as Kwila, or Ipil in the Philippines. It is a hard species, well suited for flooring and decking, and also popular for joinery and table tops.
Molave was earlier a traditional Philippine flooring and furniture species, but it is an endangered species and therefore not offered by FILTRA. We do offer sustainable alternatives.
Narra is not available from the Philippines, but is still possible to import from Solomons and PNG, where it is called Rosewood. As an endangered species, FILTRA has chosen not to carry this species in our assortment, but offer several sustainable alternatives.
Nyatoh, also known as Nato in the Philippines, is imported from Malaysia. It is an excellent wood for joinery and furniture, and often replaces the use of Lauan.
Oak is available from Europe and USA. We mainly import white oak sawn timber and veneers for furniture production.
Okoume is grown mainly in Gabon and Cameroon, and while it is used primarily for plywood, it is increasingly availble as sawn timber. Suitable for indoor furniture and joinery.
Pine, and other softwoods are available from Europe, North America, Chile, New Zealand, and Russia. – We import mainly Douglas Fir, Hemlock, SPF, and carribean pine.
Poplar is available from Europe and North America. It is a popular species for hidden parts of furniture, and also for plywood production. Light weight and color.
Rubber Wood was developed as a replacement for beech, and is popular as an affordable species for indoor furniture, table tops, and gift items.
Philippine Rosewood (Toog) is a natural species which is currently no longer being harvested. We still have stocks available, cut prior to the IFMA logging restrictions of 2011. It is a very durable species, which FILTRA has used for decking, flooring, furniture, and gift items.
Sapelli is an African Mahogany type which is very popular as veneers for paneling and doors. We can source this in FSC Controlled Wood Sawn Timbers.
Taun is the main joinery species available in PNG, and is an increasingly important species for Philippine sawmills, joinery, and furniture industries.
Teak is one of the best known commercial wood species in the world. Grown mainly in plantation, but also available in natural form from Burma, it is used for almost any purpose. Excellent for outdoor and marine purposes.
Walnut is imported from Europe as well as North America. It is widely used in high end furniture. We import veneers as well as sawn timber.