Coconut timber is not easy to saw, as it is very hard wood, it splinters, and it is cross-fibred with a tendency to drag the sawblade back due to excessive friction. However Peterson blades are designed to saw these types of timbers easily. Petersons also have excellent strobe knives for other types of ‘furry’ timber.
For a full technical document on processing, treating and using coconut timber download these documents:
Coconut Wood Processing (Queensland Government)
Coconut Palm Processing – Technical Handbook (protrade)
Pacific Green were instrumental in discovering the wonderful properties of coconut timber. They set up the world’s first factory dedicated to the coconut palm, in Fiji in 1986. From there, they have grown to an international company, supplying hi-end coconut furniture to the best resorts around the world.
10” cut Winch Production Frame sawmill with electric 3-phase motor, electric winch and Hi/Lo tracks.
Log feeding system – forklift to skids, then manual rolling.
Rolling the next log into the mill by hand
Taking the first cut off the top of the log
This is another successful customer who runs an agricultural equipment supply company in Tahiti. Here they are demonstrating an 8” cut WPF 27hp Kohler Peterson mill with manual winch, Lo/Lo tracks and alloy bunks for holding the coconut logs.
8” cut Winch Production Frame sawmill with 27hp Kohler petrol motor, manual winch, Lo/Lo tracks and alloy bunks.
Petersons export worldwide from our factory in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Encountering fluctuating freight, raw materials, currencies and export costs, therefore we have tailored pricelists pertaining to each country. We also have over 40 different mill options to suit all applications, so it often helps to call and speak to us about your particular needs.
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i am an architect. i have a furniture work shop.i have done some furniture use coconut timber, after 06 month there is a white fungus on finished products.
i need a help for this problem.
hi I'm in alice Springs and was wondering if other palms can be used like cotton palms and pheonix palms. please email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org I'm very intrested in the viability of this.
Gil – here'a a link to the Technical Handbook for processing Coconut Palm Stem – everything you ever want to know! It does show which part of the tree is High Density for timber, and which is discarded. Also talks about treatment as well.
Hi Gil, oh yes, Coconut wood is extremely high-value! It's extremely hard and durable, doesn't twist and warp during drying, and is absolutely beautiful as a finished timber. The butt log is blacker and harder, with those lovely flecks in it. The upper log is lighter gold in colour, a little bit softer, and can be finished to look almost like spun gold! Hey, Pacific Green didn't get an international name in high end furniture using crap wood – it's all gold.
I look for a secondhand machine. to make demonstrations here in the philippines.
Yes great idea. We also have the little mill the Junior Peterson which is nearly half the price of our commercial mills, if you email me direct I'll see what kind of deal I can do for you. email@example.com
Okay… Is coconut real wood or is it like the palm trees around here that are a pithy fiberous substace that would make extremely poor lumber?
Hi Keith – a WPF 10" mill on 3-phase electric motor, with electric winch, hi/lo tracks is around $33,600 USD delivered to your nearest depo. There are cheaper options too, so send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you wade through the options LOL. Kerris, CEO of Petersons.
What is the price on the mill pictured? Thanks.