Australian Blackwood is currently only available in our lumber department in square edge lumber and as live edge slabs.
The color of Australian Blackwood live edge slabs range from red brown to golden yellow and exhibits figure when quartersawn. It is a moderately hard and heavy wood with high luster. The texture is medium to fine, with a usually straight grain, but sometimes curly with an attractive figure.
Workability: This timber works easily with both hand and power tools. Australian Blackwood slabs take nails and screws well, and polishes beautifully. Curly grain requires careful technique.
Common Uses: Furniture, billiard tables, interior joinery. Australian Blackwood is one of the finest woods from Australia for cabinetry. It is also reported to have been used for gunstocks, and is excellent for carving.
Other Name(s): Tasmanian Blackwood, Blackwood.
Region: Australia & Oceana