The Silky Oak Family

north-silky-oakNorthern Silky Oak

Scientific Name: Cardwellia sublimis
Location: Queensland, Australia
Dried Weight: 35lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 840lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,680lbf /in2

Northern Silky oak has a heartwood which is light to medium reddish brown with grey to light brown rays. The grain is straight and it has a fairly coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. The wood is rated as moderately durable to non-durable in regards to decay. It is fairly easy to work with but does have a medium to high blunting effect on cutters. It glues and finishes well.

 

southern-silky-oakSouthern Silky Oak

Scientific Name: Grevillea robusta
Location: eastern coastal Australia
Dried Weight: 37lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 880lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,080lbf /in2

Northern Silky oak has a heartwood which is light to medium reddish brown with grey to light brown rays. The grain is straight and it has a fairly coarse texture. The wood is rated as moderately durable to durable in regards to decay. It is fairly easy to work with but does have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. It glues and finishes well.

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