Blackwood Acacia Melanoxylon
Native to the South East of Australia, this species is most prominently milled from the temperate forests of Tasmania. Blackwood is a particularly attractive timber often featuring an interplay of scarlet marks and slender bands of darker hues indicative of the growth rings. This easily worked timber radiates a subdued exquisiteness while being is strong, resistant and rigid. It has great contrasting strands of colour in the grain from the Golden Browns to the darker Brown of the slower winter growth ring. Known in Australia as a Wattle Tree, it is a fast growing flowering tree and is one of the largest in its family.
Blackwood is suitable to use for all furniture, joinery projects and flooring. It is considered to be a very stable timber with a Janka (kN) rating of 6, the same as American Oak.