Tasmanian Blackwood

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Durability: Durable
Colour: Dark
Sizes available: 25, 50 mm

Trade Name: Blackwood – Tasmanian
Botanical Species: Acacia melanoxylon
Other Names:  Blackwood Australian
Country of Origin:  Australia
Air Dry Density: 670kgs/m³
Durability:  Durable
Strength:  SD4


Dries fairly easily and without undue degrade, although there is some tendency to cupping.
The heartwood ranges in colour from a lustrous golden-brown to reddish-dark brown with a fairly dark brown zone marking the growth rings.
The grain is usually straight but may be interlocked or wavy and the texture is medium and even.
The wavy grain produces a beautiful fiddle-back figure.
Working Qualities: 
The timber works fairly easily but cutting edges must be kept sharpened for end grain working.
A reduction of cutting angle to 20° is usually beneficial in planning and moulding, particularly when curly grain is present.
It can be screwed and nailed well but gluing properties are often variable.
It finishes well and takes an excellent stain and polish.
Fine furniture, shop fitting, cabinets, gun stocks, musical instruments and decorative veneer.
Product Attributes:
Golden brown to reddish, dark brown.
Attractive grain.
Machines and turns reasonably well.
Stains and polishes well.
Veneers available.
Product Limitations:
Short lengths and narrow widths.
Wide colour variation.