Silky Oak

BOTANIC NAME: Grevillea robusta.
ORIGIN: Australia and South Africa plantations.
DESCRIPTION: Density 600 kg/m3. Heartwood is a light to medium reddish brown with grey to light brown rays. It has a fairly coarse texture and straight grain.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Overall a fairly easy wood to work with, though there may be some difficulty in planning, with tear out occurring. Southern Silky Oak also has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Glues and finishes well.
USES: Musical instruments, veneer, cabinetry, turned objects and other small special items.