Australisch Silky Walnut
Asia, South-East Asia
Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia. The trees reach heights of up to 35 meters and grow in evergreen tropical rain forests.
In its indigenous regions, Dillenia is used primarily as construction wood and lumber for cabinetry. As veneer, it is used only seldom outside its countries of origin yet, however, since veneer qualities in this wood species are quite rare, large quantities can certainly not be provided anyway.
The wood is reddish with clearly set-off black and highly decorative stripes. Due to deposits in their pores, the stripes show fine, white spots which are evenly distributed over the surface. After surface treatment, the wood shines very decoratively.
Machining presents no problem, the ne sawdust tends to agglutinate the saw blade.
Seasoning needs to be done gently, slowly and carefully.
All surface treatments can be applied without difficulty.
Gluing requires great care and screw joints only hold poorly.