Southern Magnolia


Scientific Name: Magnolia grandiflora
Location: southeastern USA
Dried Weight: 35lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,000lbf
Crushing Strength: 5,450lbf /in2


Southern Magnolia has a wide sapwood which is creamy white to grayish color, while the heartwood has a medium to dark brown color. The grain is straight and it has a medium to fine uniform texture. The wood has a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Southern Magnolia is rated as non-durable to perishable in regards to decay. The wood is easy to work with and turns, glues, stains, and finishes well.