Species Name: Silky Oak
Botanical name(s): Darlingia darlingiana; Cardwelli SUBLIMIS
Size and location information: A large hardwood of North Queensland.
Description: Heartwood pale pinkish brown. Sapwood not always distinctively paler.
Density: Dry: 550kg/m3
Shrinkage: 1.5% Radial, 4.5% tangential
Durability: In ground: Class 4 Above ground: Class 4
Lyctids Susceptibility: Yes
Termite Resistance (AS3660): No
Strength Group: S6/SD7
Easy to work. Gummy carbohydrate extractives can affect strength of adhesives.
Furniture, joinery, plywood.