Tas Blackwood

Tasmanian 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.

Origin
Tasmania
Density
665

Application Suitability

Technical Data

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 Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
Tasmania
Specific Gravity
0.66
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
13
Tangential Shrinkage
4%
Stability
Excellent
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Widely