? Southern Myrtle
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Southern Myrtle

(Luma apiculata.)


This timber is very similar to Tasmanian Myrtle but is native to South America. Heartwood is a pink brown, often with a wavy grain and occasional fiddleback.


Works very well with all tools and machines.  Sands well and takes almost any polish.


Excellent for all types of furniture, turning and joinery.


Generally very good in most sizes, including 75mm thick.


Approx 650kg/m3  Not particularly hard.


Not for outdoor use.

At a Glance
Turning:   Excellent.
Machining:   Excellent.
Bending:   Excellent.
Sanding:   Excellent.
Nailing/Screwing:   Excellent.
Glueing:   Excellent.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most finishes very well.
Oil:   Fantastic with an oil finish
Note 1   Highly regarded cabinet timber.
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