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Qld Walnut

(Endiandra palmerstonii.)


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!


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.


Fine furniture and veneers.


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


690kg/m3. Moderately hard.


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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