Name Coachwood (Ceratopetalum apetalem)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as scented satinwood.
Sources Grows in Australia.
Appearance 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.
Physical Props Rates moderate in weight, stiffness, shock resistance, stability in use and bending strength. High crushing strength and low decay resistance. Sleam-bends well.
Working Props 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.
Uses 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.