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.

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