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Macrocarpa

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.

Origin
Tasmania
Density
480

Technical Data

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 Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
Tasmania
Specific Gravity
0.48
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
8
Tangential Shrinkage
3.3%
Stability
Good
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
No
Availability
Available