Blackwood
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Blackwood

Scientific Name

Acacia Melanoxylon

Habitat

Blackwood is a fast growing, short lived wattle commonly found in wet forests and swampy areas from sea level to 1000m in elevation. In wet eucalypt forest it is commonly an understorey species.

Timber

This hardwood species varies in colour from golden brown to dark brown with reddish tint, sometimes with black streaks. Sapwood is straw colour. The grain is mainly straight sometimes wavy aka Fiddleback figure with an even and medium texture. It is a striking and valuable timber with a natural lustre.

Uses

Quality Furniture
Veneers
Panelling and laminating