||Kauri Pine (Agathis spp.)
||Includes several species including New Zealand kauri, Queensland kauri, Fijian kauri, and East Indian kauri.
||Grows in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Malayasia, and other Pacific islands.
||Straight grained, fine, silky texture, with pale to dark red-brown heartwood.
||Moderate in weight and shock resistance, high stiffness, and moderate to high strength (one species is claimed to be the strongest of the world’s softwoods). Stable in service.
||Works well with hand and machine tools – good for turnery. Rates highly in screwing, nailing, gluing and finishing.
||Used for vats, tanks, wooden machinery, boat building, building construction, joinery, cabinetry, butter boxes, churns, and pattern making. Cheaper grades used for plywood, boxes, and crates.