Timber - maloufs

Malouf’s stock a large range of Second Hand Timber products.

  • Chipboard
  • Ply Wood
  • MDF
  • Hard wood Floor joists
  • Soft wood Floor joists
  • Yellow tongue
  • Masonite
  • Other types of timber.

While we carry a large range of Second Hand Timber, we are able to supply “New “ Timber where it is needed or requested. Delivery is available for all types of wood within NSW.



Chipboard is the most common method of providing a strong and cheap shelving decks for pallet racking.

Chipboard is made by gluing together wood particles with an adhesive, under heat and pressure. This creates a rigid board with a relatively smooth surface. Chipboard is available in a number of densities: -normal, medium and high-density.

Normal density is fairly soft, high-density is very solid and hard (often used for worktops and fire doors) - medium density is somewhere in between.

Chipboard is normally available in 2400, 2700 and 3600 long sheets. And is usually 900 and 1200 deep

Malouf’s stock a variety of sizes in second hand boards - previously cut to size to fit


Standard Pallet Racking sizes; Other sizes available New and Second Hand are;
  2700 x 900
2600 x 840 3000 x 900
2600/2740 x 1050 3600 x 900
2600/2740 x 1220 2700 x 1200
  3000 x 1200
  3600 x 1200
Other sizes available upon request. Thicknesses range from 12 to 25 mm.


Flooring grade chipboard is available. It is normally available in 2440mm x 1200mm sheets and also 2440mm x 610mm sheets and in 18mm and 22mm thicknesses with tongued and grooved edges for easy laying and fixing. Before using flooring grade material check it is suitable for your floor joist spacing.


Ply Wood

Plywood is made by bonding together a number of thin veneers of softwood or hardwood - or a combination of each. There is always an odd number of veneers and the direction of the grain runs alternately to give the material strength; the more veneers used, the stronger the plywood. Both the type of glue and veneers determine the suitability of a sheet for a particular application. The finish quality of plywood varies enormously, some have attractive grains while others can have a large number of knots.

Plywood is a much stronger board than chipboard, and is commonly used for floor boards on Mezzanine floors. It is available in a variety of sizes, the most common being 2440 x 1220 sheets (available in standard sheets and in tongue and groove flooring sheets). It is available from 3mm thick to 35mm thick.



Medium-density fibreboard is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down softwood into wood fibres, often in a defibrator, combining it with wax and resin, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure.

It is a building material similar in application to plywood but made up of separated fibres, not wood veneers. It is denser than normal particle board.

MDF is available in a variety of sizes and is commonly used as shelves for long span shelving and pallet racking


Hard wood Floor joists

Malouf’s stock a large range of hardwood in a variety of different lengths and sizes. It is commonly used as floor joists and common sizes stocked are 4” x 2” and 6” x 2”. Hardwoods are employed in a large range of applications including (but not limited to): construction, furniture, flooring, utensils, etc. Hardwood species are more varied than softwood. There are about a hundred times as many hardwood species as softwoods. Hardwood  is of  higher density  and  hardness
than softwood. Hardwoods are  generally far more  resistant  to  decay
than softwoods when used for exterior work. However,  solid hardwood
joinery is expensive compared to softwood.


Soft wood Floor joists

Softwood is often used as a cheaper alternative to Hardwood, and it is quite common in 3600 long x 4” x 2” .

There are a variety of Softwoods including pine, spruce, cedar, fir, larch, douglas-fur, hemlock, cypress, redwood and yew.

As the name suggests, softwoods are obviously softer than hardwoods;

In general softwood is easy to work with: it forms the bulk of wood used in construction.

Softwood has a huge range of uses: it is a prime material for structural building components, but is also found in furniture and other products such as millwork (mouldings, doors, windows).

Softwood is also harvested for use in the production of
paper, and for various types of board such as MDF.


Yellow tongue

Yellow Tongue is used as floor boards in the construction of Mezzanine floors.

It is named because of the yellowed coloured tongue and groove system used to interlock adjoining floor boards.

Malouf’s stock large quantities of Second Hand Yellow Tongue, and are also able to supply new boards.



Masonite is a type of hardboard formed by taking wooden chips and blasting them into long fibres using steam and then forming them into boards. The boards are then pressed and heated to form the finished boards. No glue or other material is added. The long fibres give Masonite a high bending strength, tensile strength, density and stability.

Masonite is often used as a shelf in slotted angle units. It's smooth surface makes it a suitable material for table tennis tables and skateboard ramps. Uses for Masonite are varied. It is used to construct stage walls, protect floors and walls being scratched. It is widely used in the construction industry. There  are a  wide  variety  of
sizes available.


Other types of timber

Malouf's also stock a variety of other Second Hand timber.

If we do not have it in stock we are able provide it “New”.