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Lacewood
(Grevillea robusta)
Click on the photo to find a supplier! Lacewood Australian Lacewood

COMMON NAMES:   Lacewood, silky-oak, southern silky-oak, grevillea, kawilia

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   .51

DENSITY:  38 lbs./cu.ft.

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:   7.7%

RADIAL MOVEMENT:   2.7%

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:

DURABILITY1:   Good

SOURCE:  Eastern Australia

DESCRIPTION:   Planted for shade on coffee and tea plantations; used for ornamental purposes. The pale, pinkish brown heartwood changes to yellow brown when exposed. The distinguishing feature of lacewood is the prominent ray flecks, especially on quartersawn material. Flecks may be small and tight or large and dramatic. Sapwood is cream colored and moderately defined. Grain is straight to wavy. Medium to coarse texture. Lustrous. Works well with hand tools. Very high ratings in machinability. Green or dry wood can cause skin rash. Used for parquet flooring, joinery, furniture, turnery, decorative veneers, and light construction.


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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