Australian Beefwood Wood Slabs.
Beefwood’s name is peculiar, but the wood is as beautiful as its name is odd. Beefwood originates from Australia and is a not common in the United States making it a rarity. However, once you take a look at the grain, color, and texture, Beefwood will become one of your top choices for projects. Beefwood gets its name from its combination of red and maroon colors with grey rays, similar to the colors of raw beef.
Beefwood’s grain is fairly coarse but straight. This combination makes it a great wood for turning, gluing and finishing. However, its density will require carbide blades and drill bits if you don’t want to change out dull equipment often. When planing, take the wood slowly to avoid any tearout during the process.
Amidst the vast quantity of logs we get in Sarasota from our Urban Lumber operation, Australian Beefwood logs are a pleasant surprise. These logs come from local areas that have been cleared out for land development. Instead of letting them get turned into mulch, we make them into beautiful slabs.
Weight: 5.25 lbs./bd.ft.
Janka Hardness: 2420
Uses: Inlay, marquetry, turned objects, small specialty items