Oak – Silky

Oak - Silky

Size of tree and type of forest/location: Medium to large hardwood of the north Queensland rainforest.

Description of wood: Heartwood pale pinkish brown darkening on exposure. Texture rather coarse. Straight grain. Rays prominent.
Dry density kg/m3: 550

Workability: Relatively easy to work.

Durability: Class 3/4

Use: Furniture, plywood, joinery.

Availability: Rare.
The majority of Silky Oak commercially available today is from South America and is commonly known as Lacewood. The properties and physical looks of Lacewood is similar to Silky Oak.