huonpine 2400

Huon Pine

Dacrydium Franklinii

Heartwood pale straw, becoming yellow after long exposure. Sapwood very narrow and hard to distinguish. Texture very fine and even. Grain straight. Growth rings closely spaced. A characteristic odour, due to the essential oil methyl eugenol, present when wood freshly cut. Material with a birds-eye figure is sometimes obtainable.

Origin
Tasmania
Density
520

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
520
Radial Shrinkage
2.5%
Finish
Excellent
Durability
Durable
Machining
Excellent
Split Resistance Screwing
Excellent
Split Resistance Nailing
Excellent
Gluing
Fair
Growing Region
Tasmania
Tangential Shrinkage
3%
Stability
Excellent
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
No
Availability
Limited