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Coachwood

Coachwood 

Ceratopetalum apetalum

Description

This medium sized hardwood grows in NSW and southern QLD. The heartwood is a pale pink brown and has a distinctive caramel smell. The grain is fine, even and usually straight.

Workability

Works well but can split when nailed or screwed.

Applications

Once used for all types of joinery. Also carving, gun stocks, turning, furniture and shoe heels. Mostly used these days for fine furniture.

Availability

Scarce. We have some stock of 25, 38 and 50mm boards in short to medium lengths.

Hardness

Janka 4.6 620kg/m3.

Durability

Not durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Excellent
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Excellent
Nailing/Screwing:   Difficult
Glueing:   Excellent
Timber Coating:   Take care with staining
Oil:   Satisfactory
Note 1   An easy timber to work. Great smell.
Note 2  

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