Wood of the day #24: Sheoak (Unknown Allocasuarina subspecies)

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 02-03-2015 11:40 AM 1013 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Sheoak
  • Botanical name: Allocasuarina spp.
  • Synonymous: __
  • Distribution: Australia
  • Description: It has a similar look and feel to Oak wood, Quercus and Cyclobalanopsis, but with a darker reddish to pink colour. It has large vascular rays that create a nice pattern on quarter and flat sawn wood, similar to Oak. End grain is porous and the rays show clearly.
  • Fun facts: There are about 70 species of trees and shrubs that fits this description.
  • Sampled by: Me

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