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Magnolia
(Magnolia spp., primarily Magnolia grandiflora)
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COMMON NAMES:   Magnolia, Southern magnolia

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   .46

DENSITY:  

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:   6.6%

RADIAL MOVEMENT:   5.4%

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:   12.3%

DURABILITY1:   Poor

SOURCE:  Magnolia grows in the Southern states of the US, ranging into eastern Texas

DESCRIPTION:   Fine textured, Moderately dense. Excellent machining qualities; turns very smoothly. Heartwood pale to light brown, sometimes with a greenish cast, displaying occasional mineral spots. It is closely related to the wood we know as yellow poplar.


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

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