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Wood Properties of Myrtle

Myrtle Alternative Name 1
Californial Laurel

Myrtle Alternative Name 2
Acacia

Myrtle Alternative Name 3
Bay tree

Myrtle Amount of Figure
High

Myrtle Amount of Natural Luster
Medium

Myrtle Availability of Wood
Limited

Myrtle Available As Lumber
Yes

Myrtle Available as Veneer
No

Myrtle Available only in small sizes
Yes

Myrtle Bending Strength
Low

Myrtle Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate to Severe

Myrtle Botanical Name
Umbellalaria californica

Myrtle Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Myrtle Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Myrtle Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Myrtle Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Crushing Strength
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Decorative Figure
Yes

Myrtle Density
High

Myrtle Drilling
Very good

Myrtle Fill before Finishing
May require a filler depending on the intended result

Myrtle Gluing
Average - Requires control

Myrtle Grain
Mostly Straight

Myrtle Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

Myrtle Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Myrtle Hand Tooling
Somewhat difficult

Myrtle Hardness
Average

Myrtle Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Myrtle Harmful Properties
Non Toxic

Myrtle Interlocked Grain
Yes

Myrtle Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Moderate

Myrtle Machine Tools
Somewhat Difficult

Myrtle Mortising
Good

Myrtle Movement after drying
Moderate

Myrtle Nail Holding
Very good - Nails are very difficult to pull out

Myrtle Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Myrtle Natural Durability
Non-durable

Myrtle Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Painting
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Planing
Fair

Myrtle Polishing
Good

Myrtle Pounds per cubic foot maximum
39

Myrtle Pounds per cubic foot minimum
39

Myrtle Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
No

Myrtle Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

Myrtle Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Myrtle Screw Holding
Very Good - Difficult to remove screws

Myrtle Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Myrtle Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Myrtle Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Myrtle Specific Gravity
High

Myrtle Specific Gravity maximum
.55

Myrtle Specific Gravity minimum
.55

Myrtle Staining
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Steam Bending
Insufficient Data Available

Myrtle Stiffness
Low

Myrtle Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Myrtle Texture of the Wood
Intermediate

Myrtle Toughness
Moderate

Myrtle Turning
Very good

Myrtle Weight
Moderate

Myrtle Wood Defects
Check (or split,) warp

Myrtle Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Myrtle Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Myrtle Use for Carving
no

Myrtle Use for Cooperage
no

Myrtle Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Myrtle Use for Flooring
YES

Myrtle Use for Furniture
YES

Myrtle Use for Handles
no

Myrtle Use for Heavy Construction
no

Myrtle Use for Inlay
no

Myrtle Use for Interior Finish
no

Myrtle Use for Light Construction
no

Myrtle Use for Marine Applications
no

Myrtle Use for Marquetry
YES

Myrtle Use for Millwork
YES

Myrtle Use for Models and Patterns
no

Myrtle Use for Musical Instruments
no

Myrtle Use for Novelties
no

Myrtle Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Myrtle Use for Shingles
no

Myrtle Use for Sports Equipment
no

Myrtle Use for Turnery
YES

Myrtle Use for Woodenware
no





     
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