Tasmanian Blackwood

Acacia Melanoxylon
Tas Blackwood
Acacia Melanoxylon

Heartwood golden brown, often with narrow bands of darker colour indicative of the growth rings. Sometimes reddish streaks are also present. Grain usually straight but sometimes wavy, producing a fiddleback figure. Also known as Blackwood, Black Wattle.

Properties

DENSITY 665
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 99
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 1.5%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 6.0
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Non Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Tasmania
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.66
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 13
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 4%
STABILITY Excellent
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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