Australian lace wood
Characteristics of this unusual wood. 1998.
by Professor Gene Wengert
Can you give me any detailed information about Australian Lace Wood? I believe the other name it is commonly known by is Australian Silkey Oak.
This is a wood known as GREVILLEA ROBUSTA. The wood is yellow-brown in color (after exposure to light), but is not as dense as American oak or hard maple. Some people will develop a skin rash when working with the wood!! It works well--machines well. Difficult to dry due to honeycomb. Fairly stable, but might cup more than many woods. Termite resistant.
Professor Gene Wengert is Extension Specialist in Wood Processing at the Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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