(Magnolia spp., primarily Magnolia grandiflora)
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Magnolia, Southern magnolia
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: .46
TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT: 6.6%
RADIAL MOVEMENT: 5.4%
VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE: 12.3%
SOURCE: Magnolia grows in the Southern states of the US, ranging into eastern Texas
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.