Furniture, Cabinet Work, Joinery, Riffle Butts, Boat Building, Veneer, Plywood, Decorative Panelling, Knife Handles, Carpentry Levels, Drawing Instruments, Turnery, Flooring, Musical Instruments

Physical Properties:

Air Dried Density 625kg/m3 @12% m.c.
Colour Heartwood varies form red to red brown, golden brown or blood red
Texture Medium
Grain Mostly interlocked/ wavey
Durability Highly durable
Permeability Heartwood is very resistant to preservative treatment.
Lyctid Susceptibility Susceptible
Shrinkage Radial: 1% ; Tangential: 2.5%

Mechanical Properties:

Strength SD 5 Seasoned
Structural Grade F14 select grade
Toughness (Izod) 10J Seasoned, 13J Unseasoned
Hardness (Janka) 4.7kN Seasoned, 4.2kN Unseasoned
Maximum. Crushing Strength 58MPa Seasoned, 38MPa Unseasoned
Modules of Elasticity 12GPa Seasoned, 10GPa Unseasoned.
Modules of Rapture 95MPa Seasoned, 74MPa Unseasoned.

Working Properties:

Saws readily. Easy to bore.
Turns easily Glues satisfactorily
Screws well Nails satisfactorily .
Moulds Well

Click this link for a printable PDF.