Interwood Forest Products

Rosewood, Honduras (Acacia, melanoxylon)

Range:  Blackwood grows in the mountainous districts of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia as well as in Tasmania.

Uses:  Blackwood is one of the finest woods in Australia being used for fine furniture, carving and the turnery.

Properties:  Moderately hard and heavy and having a fine texture. Blackwood has a wide colr range from golden brown, red to orange, sometimes variegated.

Machining:  Works well with all hand and power tools.

Seasoning:  Care has to be taken to see that this species is properly seasoned in order to avoid checking or cupping.

A typical specimen for Rosewood, Honduras (Acacia, melanoxylon)