Amoora Timber Species

Wood Appearance

Colour – Heartwood ranges from pink-brown to red-brown. Sapwood is distinctly lighter colour and can be white to pink-brown and 25mm wide.

Grain – Grain is straight or slightly interlocked, with moderately coarse texture.

Wood Properties

Density – 555 kg/m3

Durability – Class 3 – Moderately resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather clear of the ground and well drained with free air circulation. Not recommended for in-ground use.

Hardness – Soft (rated 5 on a 6 class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools

Identification Features

Sapwood – Pale pink, distinct from heartwood

Heartwood – Pink brown. Reddish brown.

Texture – Open, coarse, often with interlocked, spiral grain.

Wood Structure

Vessels – Medium to large, visible without a lens. Solitary and short radial multiples. Coloured deposits in vessels common. Vessel lines on dressed surfaces prominent.

Parenchyma – Indistinct with hand lens

Rays – Fine, visible with hand lens. Visible as darker fleck on radial surface.

Other Features

Burning Splinter Test – A match size splinter burns to a white ash

NOTE: Some specimens has a tendency for zonate vessel arrangement