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General Description
 
Working Properties for: Magnolia grandifolia
 

Blunting Effect

Blunting effect on cutting edges is reported to be small.


Cutting Resistance

Magnolia woods are generally rated as easy to saw and machine.


Planing

The wood is reported to be very easy to work and planes to a smooth surface. (Percent of planed pieces yielding perfect results = 65).


Turning

Magnolia woods are rated as very good in turning operations. (Number of pieces out of one hundred producing fair to excellent results in turning = 79).


Moulding

Moulding properties are reported to be poor. (Percent of pieces with good to excellent results in moulding = 27).


Boring

The timber responds well to boring. (Number of bored pieces out of one hundred with good to excellent results = 71).


Routing & Recessing

Routing qualities are reported to be generally good.


Mortising

Magnolia is reported to respond rather poorly to mortising. (Percent of pieces with fair to excellent results in mortising = 32).


Gluing

Gluing properties are reported to be excellent.


Nailing

The material responds well to nailing, but pre-boring is recommended. (Percent of nailed pieces free from complete splits = 73).


Screwing

Screwing qualities are rated as good, but pre-boring is recommended. (Number of pieces out of one hundred free from complete splits = 76).


Sanding

Sanding operations are reported to be rather difficult. (Percent of sanded pieces with good to excellent results = 37).


Polishing

Polishing characteristics are rated as excellent.


Staining

The timber is reported to have excellent staining characteristics.


Varnishing

The wood is reported to finish smoothly in natural color.


Painting

Magnolia is reported to be an excellent wood to finish with paints like enamels and natural wood tones. It is popular as wood that is easily painted.


Steam Bending

Steam bending properties are reported to be good.


Response to Hand Tools

Magnolia woods are reported to respond well to hand tools.