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Common Name(s): Turpentine
Botanical Name: Syncarpia glomulifera
Woodworking Qualities: Turpentine’s density and hardness has the propensity to dull edged tools, bringing to mind the recommendation for using carbide-tipped tools. Pre-boring is suggested for nailing and screwing since splitting can occur otherwise.
Janka Rating: Turpentine carries a Janka rating of 2967.
Species Characteristics: Warping is a hazard to be prepared for if not enough time is given to accommodate the drying process in this wood. A natural resistance to termites is present in this wood, as with many exotic woods.
Appearance: The lustrous Turpentine, sometimes even known as "Luster", is usually a darker brown with red tones that coincide with the grain patterns. Sapwood is lighter browns, bearing similar red hues.
Color Change: Turpentine flooring does not take on any color changes as it ages.
Uses: This wood’s primary uses include shipbuilding, docks, and wood flooring.
Turpentine is an Australian hardwood.