Macrocarpa

Cupressus macrocarpa
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Cupressus macrocarpa

Macrocarpa has a range of uses including exposed beams, flooring, wall panelling, framing, furniture, solid wood bench tops, architraves and skirtings. It can be used outside for weatherboard, surfeit, facia, pergolas, decking and outdoor furniture.

Macrocarpa Pale yellow-brown and little different from the yellow-brown heartwood although wood from older trees tends to be darker. Grain generally straight but can deviate considerably from stem fluting or around knots from large branches of trees grown in open grown shelter belts or plantations. The texture is fine and even with visible growth rings. Tissue gives the wood a lustrous appearance similar to that of hoop or kauri. The heartwood exhibits a fragrant spicy odour or ‘pencils’ similar to that of western red cedar.

Properties

DENSITY 480
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 74
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 1.6%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 2.5
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Moderate
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Tasmania
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.48
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 8
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 3.3%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Available
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

Brochures

Macrocarpa from our showcase