Silky Oak

This broad leave evergreen tree is native to Eastern Australia. It grows fast when young, but considerably slows down later. It grows preferably in rain forests, but occasionally also in subtropical and dry forests, as it can withstand drought but not frost. This hardwood is relatively soft and light, but has figuring that resembles lace, hence lacewood. It is used for building fine furniture, and musical instruments, particularly guitars. It used to be common also for external window joinery before the advent of aluminum.

Material type: Wood

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