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Origin of Wood Type:
Australia
Botanical Name:
Acacia melanoxylon
Specific Gravity:
.66
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
4.00 lb/ bf
Color Range:
Gold- Red- Brown
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available, highly figured material can be rare!
Typical Avg. Width:
3" to 12", flitches can be found up to 36" wide
Typical Avg. Length:
4' to 12', rarely up to 16'
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30% to 50%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Guitar Building / Instrument Making, Wood Turning, Wood Carving, Flooring, Gun Stocks and many other uses
lumber Grades (?):

Common 1 & 2, Select and Better, FAS, Quarter-Sawn, Quarter-Sawn (Figured), Flitch, Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium), Veneer

Other Trade Names:

Black Wattle, Australian Blackwood, Australian Koa, Black Acacia

Description:

With koa getting harder and harder to find Australian Blackwood is becoming a warranted substitute.
*Member of the prized Acacia family.
*Grows around the world but best known to grow in Tasmania
*Very rich color with great variation from log to log.
*Very versatile wood for projects ranging from musical instruments to fine furniture
*It can have very good figure ranging from birdseye to fiddleback curl.
*Figure appears best on the quarter and is widely used in musical instruments

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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