Information Sourced from Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. Rather, its lustrous golden brown grain has been used as a sustainable alternative to Koa. In select grade you can get a small amount of natural features like gum vein and pin holes. Taking its common name from the appearance of its heartwood, red bloodwood ranges from a dark pink to dark red colour, with much paler sapwood. Class 1 Durability, 40+yrs above ground 25+ years in ground untreated. To stop premature surface failure and aid coating adhesion, Western Red Cedar should be cleaned and coated upon delivery with one coat of product. It is a durable, dark reddish brown timber that is high in tannin content. Color can darken to a darker brownish red over time with exposure to light. I am a cabinetmaker and for years during my apprenticeship I went home with “black” hands, I tried scrubbing with soap, bleach, vinegar and finally lemon juice which worked miraculously, I did end suffering asthma from constant use, so be careful. It is commonly used in the production of round timber. Heartwood is dark pink, deep red to red-brown, often with an abundance of kino veins. Radiata Pine is used widely for furniture, wall or ceiling lining boards, plywood, particle board and general construction. Australian Blackwood turns, glues, stains, and finishes well. Generally it’s the entire select grade from the run and the better boards from the standard grade. Hi, I’m hoping someone will be able to confirm if this is Australian Blackwood or maybe something else? Most commonly used for interior flooring, furniture, cladding and fences. When you're ready, just click "Start survey". Taking its common name from the appearance of its heartwood, red bloodwood ranges from a dark pink to dark red colour, with much paler sapwood. I can certainly attest to the black stains on my hands having worked with this species extensively. It has been used as a lower-cost alternative to Hawaiian Koa. Cover/Utility; better known as auction grade. Hi We cut 40 odd Tasmanian Blackwood logs late last year (40cm – 90cm diameter) and I am planning to mill them next month. Taking its common name from the appearance of its heartwood, Red Bloodwood ranges from a dark pink to dark red colour, with much paler sapwood. Scientific Name: Acacia melanoxylon. Teak is a golden brown Asian hardwood with a waxy or greasy feel. Copyright 2019 © Australian Heirloom Timber Sydney, Northern Beaches, NSW, Australia, Feel free to drop us a line, Australian Blackwood tends to have a straighter grain, and  slightly better machining characteristics than Koa. It is commonly used for decking, fences, flooring and panelling. It is a pale to dark brown wood that is easy to work with. Reddish brown, scaly bark covers the whole tree. Not recommended for a polish finish. We have some in our shop which is very close. Several parts of this plant are used by Aboriginal Australians in traditional medicine. Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features. Stress grades. Servicing Sydney, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, NSW areas. Shrinkage: Radial: 3.9%, Tangential: 7.9%. > Hardwoods > Fabaceae > Acacia > melanoxylon, Common Name(s): Australian blackwood, Tasmanian blackwood, Acacia blackwood, Distribution: Native to Tasmania and eastern Australia; also introduced to Africa, South America, and southern Asia, Average Dried Weight: 40 lbs/ft3 (640 kg/m3), Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .54, .64, Modulus of Rupture: 15,020 lbf/in2 (103.6 MPa), Elastic Modulus: 2,148,000 lbf/in2 (14.82 GPa), Crushing Strength: 5,950 lbf/in2 (41.0 MPa). I really like the finished wood, but one complaint is the ‘silica’ like quality to the wood. It has a course texture, with the grain usually interlocked. I’m thinking of cutting some 150 x 30 boards then kiln drying and dressing them to use for decking timber. Responds well to steam bending. and we made a wood cabin’s structure with them and I wonder now in light of reading about suscpetibility to insects if it is wise to use it again in another building I have planned. Merbau is a South East Asian rainforest hardwood that is also known as Kwila. It is heavy, tough with a distinctive dark red colouration. It is commonly used on furniture, veneers and ship’s decking. Strength groups: S3 unseasoned, (SD3) seasoned (brackets indicate provisional value). It varies from yellow brown to pale reddish brown in colour, and has a high resin content that can crystalise on the surface. At the end of your visit today, would you complete a short survey to help improve our services? Red bloodwood is a medium-sized Australian hardwood that grows along the coastal areas of New South Wales and Queensland. Strength groups: S3 unseasoned, (SD3) seasoned (brackets indicate provisional value). Pricing/Availability: Although Australian Blackwood is considered an invasive species and a pest in some areas, the lumber is still fairly expensive, and figured wood is even costlier. Rot Resistance: Rated as moderately durable regarding decay resistance, though susceptible to insect attack. This means a great deal of sharpening tools and slower to work. Red Bloodwood is a medium sized Australian hardwood occurring along the coast of New South Wales and Queensland. Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Australian Blackwood has been reported as a sensitizer. The insects usually attack the sap wood which is either white or a shade of white. Is this able to be coated in gloss finish to highlight the grain in outdoor applications? It requires the installer to take a lot of care when selecting the boards and generally a lot more waste is required to get a reasonable looking polished floor. It has been used as a lower-cost alternative to Hawaiian Koa. I see some comments about Blackwood not being black in colour. F8, F11, F14, F17 (unseasoned); F14, F17, F22, F27 (seasoned) when visually stress-graded according to AS 2082—2000: Timber—Hardwood—Visually stress-graded for structural purposes. In my opinion it relates to the age of the trees. Oregon is commonly found on Pergolas and structural framing. I made a coffee table with it, came out pretty good for a first timer. Brush Box is an Australian hardwood. It has a course texture, with the grain usually interlocked. Due to the presence of concentric gum veins, red bloodwood is not ideally suited for use as sawn timber as gum veins - or the red-coloured kino veins - can open up during drying. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Find assistance and support for affected businesses and industries. This is a very popular grade as it has just the right amount of natural features to satisfy most people’s taste if they are after a natural looking floor at a great price. Here in Tasmania the eggs of the insects are laid in or just below the bark. F8, F11, F14, F17 (unseasoned); F14, F17, F22, F27 (seasoned) when visually stress-graded according to AS 2082—2000: Timber—Hardwood—Visually stress-graded for structural purposes. Merbau may require repeat applications of Intergrain UltraPrep Timber Cleaner prior to coating. Pricing/Availability: Although Australian Blackwood is considered an invasive species and a pest in some areas, the lumber is still fairly expensive, and figured wood is even costlier. This grade is for those who want a floor with high features and also a low budget cost floor covering.