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(Syncarpia glomulifera)

Turpentine derives its name from the odour of the oleo-resin under the bark layers but ironically, is one of the most difficult Australian timbers to burn. It grows along the east coast from Sydney to Cairns. The heartwood is reddish-brown.

Considered as one of the best timbers for marine (saltwater) immersion due to the extractives present in the wood protecting it against Toledo (Marine) Borer, the presence of silica also has a tendency to blunt tools quickly.


Janka Hardness: 11.6
Natural Durability: Class #1
Dry Density: ≈ 930 kg/M3


Turpentine projects

Turpentine Cladding - Cabarita Swimming Centre
Turpentine Cladding
Turpentine Cladding - Cabarita Swimming Centre
Turpentine Decking
300 x 300 Posts for Station Pier (Melbourne)
300 x 300 Turpentine Posts



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