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Qld Maple

(Flindersia brayleyana.)

Description

A large hardwood from Nth Qld. Heartwood is a pale pink brown. Grain is slightly course and often has a fiddleback figure.

Workability

Works very well by hand or machine. Sands easily and polishes with any finish.

Applications

Restricted now mainly to fine furniture but was once used for all sorts of general joinery work. The frame work for the Speakers Chair in the Australian Parliament uses this timber.

Availability

Limited but we usually have some stock.

Hardness

580kg/m3. Not very hard.

Durability

At a Glance
Turning:   Very Good
Machining:   Very Good
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Very Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Very Good
Glueing:   Very Good.
Timber Coating:   Excellent
Oil:   Oils very well
Note 1   Worth trying easy to work.
Note 2  

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