Black Bean

Black BeanSize of tree and type of forest/location: Large hardwood of rainforests from Northern New South Wales through to north Queensland.

Description of wood: Heartwood dark brown to almost black, relieved by paler streaks of the soft tissue surrounding the pores. Greasy to touch. Texture moderately coarse. Grain usually straight
Dry density kg/m3: 770

Workability: Needs care in working. Its greay nature may interfere with adhesives. Sanding dust is irritant to nose and skin.

Durability: Class 3
Use:: Furniture, decorative veneer, carving, panelling, fancy turnery.

Availability: Scarce