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Gidgee Wood - Timber for Carving and Furniture

Gidgee wood root showing dramatic colourAcacia Cambagei is the scientific name. It grows in the arid outback of Queensland and Northern Territory. Some trees grow up to 600mm in diameter and over 10m tall. It is a dense timber, weighing 1300kg per cubic metre. Gidgee is classified as the 3rd hardest wood in the world, according to The Wood Data Base. Janka hardness test measures the hardness of wood and rates this timer at 19. Ironbark rates at 14 and weighs 700kg per cubic metre. Janka Hardness Test Rankings.

The timber is primarily used for fence posts because of it's durability. They can last over 100 years in the ground. Much of the timber is not straight and can only be used for firewood or making charcoal.

Machining the timber is difficult but the end result is very rewarding. Timber floors (that are almost scratch resistant), furniture, musical instruments and hand crafted pieces. When polished, the grain is extraordinary with excellent colour contrasts.

Gidgee.net.au - Special orders for logs and cut timber please contact our sales manager.

  • Root bases up to 300kg
  • Whole logs up to 2000kg
  • Rough sawn slabs
  • Wood turning
  • Hand carving

Gidgee Wood - Whole Logs

Gidgee wood salvaged from stockpiles of waste.

Gidgee wood salvaged from stockpiles of waste

Trees selected grow in remote areas and are sparsely spaced. Many are over 100 years old.

Whole logs are transported to the mill for processing.

Whole logs are transported to the mill for processing. Each log is uniquely numbered, measured, weighed and carefully assessed before processing into smaller pieces.

Whole logs are transported to the mill for processing.

Gidgee Logs - Measurements

Diameters of over 350mm are uncommon but can be found. Lengths from 3m to 4.2m are most common. Density - average 1350kg per cubic metre.

Whole logs are transported to the mill for processing.

Gidgee Wood - Colour Variation

Note the very black log at the very top of this picture. Gidgee wood with colour of this dark is extremely old and hard.

Whole logs are transported to the mill for processing.

Gidgee Wood - Furniture and Carving

Gidgee wood furniture

Gidgee wood furniture

Giddgee wood turning and carving

Giddgee wood turning and carving

Giddgee wood turning and carving

Giddgee wood turning and carving

 

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