Blackwood | Acacia melanoxylon
Blackwood is a medium-sized Australian hardwood that yields an attractive timber. They grow in South Australia, the eastern states and the wetter areas of Tasmania.
Blackwood timber is sought after for its impressive appearance and smooth polished finish qualities. The heartwood is a rich, golden brown, sometimes complimented by reddish streaks or a narrow band of darker colour, indicative of the growth rings. The sapwood can be up to 50mm wide and is much paler in appearance. Even-textured, Blackwood grain can either be straight or have a wavy, fiddle back pattern.