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Ironwood wattle (Acacia excelsa)

Ironwood wattle (Acacia excelsa)

Common Name(s): Ironwood wattle

Scientific Name: Acacia excelsa

Distribution: Australia

Average Dried Weight: 71.8 lbs/ft3 (1,150 kg/m3)

Janka Hardness: 4,050 lbf (18,000 N)

Comments: A shrub or small tree, ironwood wattle is so named for the extremely dense wood which sinks in water. The wood is both very hard and also with interlocking grain, making it difficult to work, but it finishes well and has a good natural luster. Uses are limited to smaller items due to the size of the tree.

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

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

Ironwood wattle (endgrain 10x)

Ironwood wattle (endgrain 10x)

Ironwood wattle (endgrain 1x)

Ironwood wattle (endgrain 1x)

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