Huon Pine

Dacrydium Franklinii
huonpine 2400
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.

Properties

DENSITY 520
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 2.5%
FINISH Excellent
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Excellent
SPLIT RESISTANCE Excellent
SPLIT RESISTANCE Excellent
GLUING Fair
GROWING REGION Tasmania
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 3%
STABILITY Excellent
AVAILABILITY Limited
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

Brochures

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