||Australian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)
||Also known as black wattle.
||Grows in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania.
||Usually straight grained, sometimes with a fiddleback figure, even textured with lustrous appearance. Straw colored sapwood, reddish brown to black heartwood with attractive bands.
||Heavy and strong with moderate stiffness, shock resistance, and decay resistance. Fairly stable in service. Steam-bends well.
||Works easily with hand and power tools. Reduced cutting angle recommended during planing to prevent chip-out. Turns well. Takes nails and screws well and polishes to an excellent finish.
||Used for high-quality furniture, cabinets, paneling, veneering, interior joinery, tool handles, gun stocks, turnery, canes, and billiard tables.