BACKWOOD SPECIES

September, 09

ACACIA



Acacia wood is a type of wood that is derived from the Acacia genus of trees and shrubs which are native to Australia but are also found in Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and parts of the Americas

ACACIA

NAME
Acacia

BOTANICAL NAME
Acacia Mangium

NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Australia, Papua New Guinew, South East Asia.

WOOD FAMILY
Mimosoideae

DISTRIBUTION
Jawa, Sulawesi Selatan, Timor, Sumba, Maluku

TREE CHARACTER
The tree can reach from 10-20m in height and diameter can reach up to 20-30cm.


COLOUR
Heartwood tends to be vary from a light chocolate to greenish dark chocolate. Pale yellow sapwood clearly demarcated from the heartwood with light cream in colour.

WOOD TEXTURE
Grain can be interlock and sometimes wavy.
Texture is medium coarse to rough, uneven texture but good natural luster.

ROT RESISTANCE
A good weathering characteristic and very durable regarding decaying.
Low resistant to termite and bugs attack.

DRY WEIGHT
450 – 700kg/m3

JANKA HARDNESS
4890 Nm

BRINELL HARDNESS
4.5 N/mm²

MODULUS OF RUPTURE
98.2 MPa

MODULUS OF ELASTIC
11070 MPa

CRUSHING STRENGTH
52.1 MPa

WORKABILITY
Easy to work with hand tools and machining.

USAGE
Furniture, flooring, decking, veneers and carvings.


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