Silky Oak - QLD
The main feature of Silky Oak, whether northern or southern, is the grain structure. Medulla rays (radial cells that transport fluid between centre and outside of the trunk) are very pronounced in the timber when the wood is quarterswn. The heartwood is a pinkish brown and darken on exposure. The texture is rather course with straight grain and rays are prominent. It is fairly soft and light for a hardwood and is often used for cabinets and dressers and is available as a veneer or solid timber.
Recommended uses: Joinery and furniture