Kaudamu heartwood is pink to light brown in colour and sapwood is cream to pale brown, darkening on exposure. The texture is intermediate and uniform and the grain is usually straight.
Species Name: Kaudamu
Botanical name(s): Myristica spp
Size and location information: Medium to large tree, predominately from Fiji, with some found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.
Density: Dry: 580kg/m3
Durability: In ground: Class 4 Above ground: Class 4
Lyctids Susceptibility : Yes
Termite Resistance (AS3660) : No.
Strength Group: S6/SD6
Workability : Kaudamu is easy to saw and plane, generally working well and producing smooth, clean-cut surfaces and crisp edges.
Uses : Interior joinery and mouldings.
Availability : Limited imports.