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Celery Top Pine

(Phyllocladus asplenifolius .)

Description

A medium sized softwood that grows in the wet areas of Tasmania.  Heartwood is a pale yellow brown and the sapwood is narrow and difficult to distinguish.  This is a fine grained hard “softwood”.

Workability

Celery works well though can spring a bit when re-sawn.  Being fairly hard and fine grained the finish off the machine is excellent though take care in areas of grain direction change

Applications

Was once widely used for many applications but is now mainly used in boat building and fine wood craft.

Availability

Getting hard to get.

Hardness

 Janka 4.5 650Kg/m3 Fairly hard.

Durability

Class 2 quite durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Very Good.
Bending:   Excellent for steam bending.
Sanding:   Very Good.
Nailing/Screwing:   Good.
Glueing:   Most glues work well.
Timber Coating:   No issues that we know of.
Oil:   Oils well.
Note 1   An excellent timber for many applications.  Worth trying at least once.
Note 2  

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