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Species - Imported
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
Color: Cream-colored sapwood; heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout.
Variations: High degree of color variability.
Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.
Sanding: Tendency to clog paper due to high resin content. Hardplating & screening may leave swirls; screening more than twice may be necessary. The knots are extremely hard & may cause wave in the floor. a 12-by-18 inch oscillating sander is recommended as the
Nailing: Can be brittle (like Brazilian cherry); splits easily.
Finishing: Knots may cause drying problems with some finishes.
Comments Potential for respiratory/allergic reactions. Origin: Australia
Hardness/Janka: Janka:1375; (7% harder than Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00162; 56% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use.
Durability: Excellent (2.8; 67% more stable than Northern red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement