World Class Wood: Australian Lace Sheoak
Sheoak, Allocasuarina fraseriana, is one of the Worlds rarest and most desirable woods. It is ideal for Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Guitars, Wood Turning, Inlaying, Boxes and other high end uses. Colors range from pink/dark red to orange-purple heart wood with occasional black streaks. Somewhat well - defined sapwood is a light yellowish brown. Sheoak can be highly figured. Because it is hard to find in sizable boards, it is best suited for smaller projects. Lacey Sheoak looks like a a firey explosion of burning embers. This figure pattern is very rare and prized for the highest end applications. Trees range from 50-130 feet tall with diameters of 12 24. Very large medullary rays produce a lace-like pattern onquartersawnsurfaces. Grain is straight to slightly interlocked and has uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster.

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