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    Posted: 04 Oct 2014 at 5:32pm
Hoop Pine  

Scientific Name: Araucaria cunninghamii


Distribution: Eastern Australia and New Guinea (also grown on plantations)

Average Dried Weight: 31 lbs/ft3 (500 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .39, .50

Colour/Appearance: Heartwood is light brown, sometimes with a yellow or red hue. Paler sapwood isn’t clearly defined. Sometimes afflicted with blue/grey fungal staining, particularly if not dried properly. (In certain applications this staining is considered decorative, particularly when the wood also features contrasting reddish knots.)

Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight to interlocked, with a fine to medium uniform texture. Moderate natural lustre.

Workability: Clear sections of wood are easy to work with hand and machine tools. Sections with knots can be problematic and result in tear out or uneven sanding due to the difference in density of the two regions. Glues, finishes, and turns well.

Odour: No characteristic odour.

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, wood in the Araucaria genus has been reported to cause skin irritation.

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