Pine – Huon

Size of tree and type of forest/location: A medium-sized softwood of the high rainfall areas of south-western Tasmania

Description of wood: Heartwood pale straw, becoming yellow after long exposure. Sapwood very narrow and hard to distinguish. Texture very fine and even. Grain straight.
Dry density kg/m3: 520

Workability: Easy to work, turns, nails and finishes well. Gluing with epoxies and resorcinol sometimes presents difficulties. Good for steam bending.

Durability: Class 4

Use: Boatbuilding, turnery, carving, patternmaking, kitchen utensils, outdoor furniture

Availability: Scarce