||Coachwood (Ceratopetalum apetalem)
||Also known as scented satinwood.
||Grows in Australia.
||Straight grained with a fine, even texture. Light to pinkish brown heartwood, not well defined from sapwood. Characteristic pleasant scent like caramel or freshly cut hay.
||Rates moderate in weight, stiffness, shock resistance, stability in use and bending strength. High crushing strength and low decay resistance. Sleam-bends well.
||Works easily to a smooth, silky finish with hand or power tools. Turns and carves well. Requires pre-drilling for screws or nails. Glues easily and takes stain and finishes well.
||Mainly used for interior purposes – furniture, cabinetry, joinery, turnery such as brushes, handles, dowels, and bobbins. Other uses include bent work such as sporting goods and boat parts, plywood, paneling, and decorative veneers. Particularly valued for rifle stocks.