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Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon)

Distribution: Mainly found in Australia although it thrives in Southern Africa with its similar climatic conditions.

Timber Qualities: The golden-brown to reddish-brown of the heartwood has regular chocolate brown zones marking the growth rings. Mostly straight grained, but sometimes with an interlocking wavy grain. It has a medium and even texture and a lustrous appearance. Works satisfactorily with hand or power tools, however care must be taken when planing the interlocked or wavy grain (cutting angle +- 20 degrees). It holds screws and nails well and stains and polishes to an excellent finish.

Uses: This highly decorative timber is use for solid furniture, office fitting, paneling and interior joinery.