Latin Name: Cardwellia sublimis
Family: Proteaceae - the Protea family
Other Common Name(s): Australian Lacewood, Australian Silky Oak, Northern Silky Oak, Queensland Silky Oak, Selano, Silky Oak
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior Use Only
Cabinets, Flooring, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
Lacewood is reported to grow in Queensland, Australia, especially in the northern coastal areas.
General Description: The sapwood is narrow and almost white in color. The heartwood is a pale pink to reddish-brown, that darkens upon exposure. The grain is generally straight, however the large rays produce a flakey grain pattern especially on the quarter sawn face. Some say the fleck resembles lace. The wood has a coarse, but even texture.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Specific Gravity: 0.44-0.53
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 6,230-9,700
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,145-1,300
Side Hardness (lbs): 820
The wood works well easily, some care needs to be taken especially on the quarter sawn face to minimize grain tear or lift in the large rays
Not currently in stock, but please contact us to inquire about availability.