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Qld Walnut

(Endiandra palmerstonii.)

Description

A large hardwood from Nth Qld. Heartwood has many colours ranging from grey brown to black and pink. Sapwood is pale yellow. The grain is often wavy with a “rowed” grain pattern on quarter sawn boards. The timber smells like a shoe after stepping in what the dog left on the lawn!

Workability

Machines reasonably well but high silica content kills blades dead. Sands and works with hand tolls well. Can be a bit tricky with the interlocked grain at times.

Applications

Fine furniture and veneers.

Availability

Very limited. We usually stock some but it is becoming harder to get.

Hardness

690kg/m3. Moderately hard.

Durability

Not for external use. Don’t waste it outside anyway!

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Reasonable
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Good
Glueing:   Good.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings.
Oil:   Oils Well
Note 1   A fantastic Aussie timber not seen much anymore.
Well worth trying on that next special project.
Note 2  

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