Tallowwood heartwood is pale to darker yellow-brown with a noticeably lighter, almost white sapwood.
This wood has a fairly coarse texture with an interlocking grain. As the word ‘tallow’ suggests, the timber of this species feels greasy to the touch.
Tallowwood is reasonably easy to work however gluing can be difficult due to the greasy nature of the timber.
Tallowwood accepts paint, stain and polish readily and fixing with standard fixings and fasteners presents no problems.
Generally, Tallowwood is an extremely tough and durable Australian timber used widely in external applications such as decking.
Sawn to size timber, particularly for structural applications, is available from Kennedys on order.