Name Magnolia (Magnolia grandifolia)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as evergreen magnolia, southern magnolia, sweet magnolia, cucumber wood, black lin, bat tree, and bull bay.
Sources Grows in United States and Britain.
Appearance Generally straight grained with a close uniform texture. Light to dark brown heartwood tinged with yellow or green and yellowish white sapwood. Resembles yellow-poplar.
Physical Props Moderately heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good shock resistance and steam bending properties. Low natural decay resistance.
Working Props Turns and otherwise machines well, resists splitting, and glues very well. Finishes easily – often painted. Requires little sanding. Stable in service.
Uses Used for venetian-blind slats, cabinet frames, interior furniture and trim, toys, novelties, turned bowls, food containers (does not impart taste or odor), boxes, pallets, doors, dowels, veneer, and pulp.