Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
Also called Black Wattle. Fine texture, straight grain. Machining characteristics are good, but irregular sections should be machined with care and attention. Takes an excellent finish. Very similar to Koa.
Blackwood Australian grows in Australia
Color RangeHeartwood is golden to dark brown with a slight reddish tinge and regular dark chocolate brown splotches.
Other NamesAcacia, Black wattle, Wattle
Some Typical UsesFurniture, gunstocks, decorative veneers, cabinetry, interior woodwork, musical instruments
What's the Tree Like?Grows to 80 feet high and a diameter of about 60 inches.
3.33lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Blackwood Australian:
Ease of Finishing