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Boonaree (Alectryon oleifolius)

Common Name(s): Boonaree, Western rosewood, inland rosewood

Scientific Name: Alectryon oleifolius

Distribution: Australia

Average Dried Weight: 81.8 lbs/ft3 (1,310 kg/m3)

Janka Hardness: 4,560 lbf (20,260 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity

Comments: A small, relatively uncommon tree yielding incredibly heavy wood. Although it sometimes bears the common name “rosewood,” it’s not a true rosewood in the Dalbergia genus. The wood is sometimes used for woodturning.

Note: This is a truncated profile page. If you have any helpful info or experience with this wood species, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to integrate any relevant data when I expand the page. ~Eric

Images: Drag the slider up/down to toggle between raw and finished wood. Note that the first sample shows a piece of primarily heartwood that has been glued together from two bookmatched pieces, while the second sample shows a single solid piece that is primarily sapwood.

A special thanks to Don Wan for providing the wood sample of this species.

Identification: See the article on Hardwood Anatomy for definitions of endgrain features.

Boonaree (endgrain 10x)
Boonaree (endgrain 1x)
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hughie mackay

Eric, its fairly common around the central Queensland Highlands. This where I picked up all my pieces