Sheoak

WA sheoak is a hardwood that, as its name suggests, grows on the south coast of south-west Western Australia. It is used for flooring and paneling, roofing shingles, furniture, decorative woodwork and turnery, and before the invention of the aluminum cask it was used in the manufacture of beer barrels.

The heartwood of WA sheoak is red-brown and the sapwood is pale yellow. The texture is moderately even and fine, and the grain is straight. The medullary rays are not as prominent as those of river sheoak and rose sheoak.

WA sheoak is easy to work. It is susceptible to lyctid borer.

Recommended uses: WA sheoak is used for furniture, flooring and paneling, roofing shingles, turning and decorative woodwork.