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Queensland Silver Ash

Flindersia bourjotiana

Description

This hardwood grows from the coastal rainforests of Northern NSW through to north Qld. It has a very pale heartwood which is hard to distinguish from the sapwood.

Workability

Silver Ash works very well either by hand or machine. Care needs to be taken not to get the timber “grubby” as you work it due to its pale colour. Bends and glues well.

Applications

Excellent cabinet timber. Is also used in boat building but must be well sealed as it is not a durable species.

Availability

Limited due to most timber now coming from private forestry.  We keep good stocks when available.

Hardness

Janka 5   620kg/m3.  Not particularly hard.

Durability

Not very durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent
Machining:   Excellent
Bending:   Excellent
Sanding:   Excellent
Nailing/Screwing:   Excellent
Glueing:   Excellent
Timber Coating:   Excellent
Oil:   Oils well but may take on oil colour.
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