Blackwood, Tasmanian

Tasmanian Blackwood Timber Species – Acacia melanoxylo

Blackwood AKA Tasmanian Blackwood, Tas Blackwood

Wood Appearance

Colour – Heartwood is light brown to dark brown with occasional red tinting. Sapwood is straw coloured.

Grain – Mainly straight, occasionally wavy (fiddleback figure)

Wood Properties

Density – 870 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, or in external decking applications.

Hardness – Not Available

Identification Features

Sapwood – Straw Coloured

Heartwood – Light brown to dark brown with occasional tinting

Texture – Even and medium

Wood Structure

Vessels – Not Available

Parenchyma – Not Available

Rays – Not Available

Other Features

Burning Splinter Test – Not Available