Amoora Timber Species
Colour – Heartwood ranges from pink-brown to red-brown. Sapwood is distinctly lighter colour and can be white to pink-brown and 25mm wide.
Grain – Grain is straight or slightly interlocked, with moderately coarse texture.
Density – 555 kg/m3
Durability – Class 3 – Moderately resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather clear of the ground and well drained with free air circulation. Not recommended for in-ground use.
Hardness – Soft (rated 5 on a 6 class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools
Sapwood – Pale pink, distinct from heartwood
Heartwood – Pink brown. Reddish brown.
Texture – Open, coarse, often with interlocked, spiral grain.
Vessels – Medium to large, visible without a lens. Solitary and short radial multiples. Coloured deposits in vessels common. Vessel lines on dressed surfaces prominent.
Parenchyma – Indistinct with hand lens
Rays – Fine, visible with hand lens. Visible as darker fleck on radial surface.
Burning Splinter Test – A match size splinter burns to a white ash
NOTE: Some specimens has a tendency for zonate vessel arrangement