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Why Use Timber:
Since man started manufacturing, timber has been the material of choice for most applications, from tools to household furniture, musical instruments, the list is enormous as is the different varieties of timbers worldwide, Australia in particular is blessed with a large assortment of beautiful timbers, from soft to hardwood, suitable for almost all applications where timber is used. Timber if prepared and cared for properly, it lasts for hundreds of years, keeping its looks and functionality, this is especially true with the hardwood species.

All the outer cabinets for our speakers are made of solid hardwood timber, 99% of timber we use is Australian timber. The key reasons for using solid timber are, its musicality and how it effects the sound wave when it flows over its surface, almost like a purifying effect, the ability bring the timber to a beautiful lasting finish with soft rounded edges, that are pleasant visually and to touch, as well as eliminating sound wave diffraction and being a natural product it tends to vary in colour and pattern even in the same species, giving each set an uniqueness and character all of its own.

The use of solid timber in speaker manufacturing is time consuming, requiring specialised woodworking skills and the ability to source good quality timber, making the all process very expensive, these are the reasons that almost all manufactures don't use solid timber, the more upmarket offer wood veneer, usually 1mil. thick, the timber in our cabinets starts at 16 mil. up to 30 mil. depending on the model and design.

The availability of timber may vary from time to time, therefore talk to us before selecting from the list below.  Thank you.  

                                                                                                               Australian Timbers

                                                                                                     MAIN WOOD SAMPLES USED IN TC LOUDSPEAKERS

Camphor Laurel Mackay Cedar


Silky Oak



Camphor Laurel board in its raw state, some what dull, prior to any finish being applied.

Camphor Laurel at the almost finished state, hand polished with wood oils, bringing out the wood features and character.

Mackay Cedar, is a N. Territory hard wood, in the raw state is a little dull but it can be polished to a high gloss finish.

Mackay Cedar half way into the polishing process, it reveals the beautiful grain and colours from yellow, dark brown to almost black.

Silky Oak, is very dull in the raw state, but it polishes up very well, it is a stable timber.

Silky Oak polished, it has a distinctive grain, it can be worked to a very fine finish.




Mango and Camphor Laurel combination.

TC Towers

X Series are here.

Mackay Cedar.

Padauk, is an African timber, red to dark red in colour.


Padauk front baffle and Camphor Laurel sides.

TC-Towers 1



                     All subject to availability, these are stable and accepts a good finish.                         

Tasmanian Black Hearted Sassafras 

Tasmanian Blackwood

Fiddle Back Tasmanian Oak

Fiddle Back Myrtle

 Myrtle Burl

Four samples of the variation in colour and patterns that can occur with the same wood species.


Four samples of the variation in colour and patterns that can occur with the same wood species.

Four samples of the variation in colour and patterns that can occur with the same wood species.

Jarrah Samples.                                             It demonstrates the colour and texture diversity.

They maybe harder to source.


Finished Forest Oak

Finished Mango


Australian Made Speakers

Finished Mackay Cedar

Finished Sassafras





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