Tasmanian Myrtle

Nothofagus Cunninghamii

Rich red to reddish brown coloured heartwood, paler sapwood separated from the heartwood by a zone of intermediate colour. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked, sometimes wavy and the texture is very fine and uniform. Also known as Beech, Myrtle.

Technical Data
  • Density kg/m3 Dry: 700
  • Specific Gravity: 0.72
  • Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry: 108
  • Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry: 14
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.5%
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 4.5%
  • Hardness (Janka) (kN): 6
  • BAL: Learn More
  • Finish: Good
  • Stability: Good
  • Durability: Non Durable
  • Susceptible to Lictus Borer: Yes
  • Machining: Good
  • Split Resistance Nailing: Good
  • Split Resistance Screwing: Good
  • Gluing: Good
  • Growing Region: TAS
  • Availability: Limited

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