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HAIRY OAK

Allocasuarina inophloia

Allocasuarina inophloia (syn. Casuarina inophloia) of the family Casuarinaceae. This is an Australian wood that is a close relative to silky oak and like silky oak, it has no actual relation to oak (genus Quercus). It's oviously a very distinctive wood and would be hard to confuse with any other.

my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of hairy oak / Allocasuarina inophloia --- HUGE enlargements are present. Although the vendor's name of "flame sheoak" is technically correct, I think it's misleading."Hairy oak" is a more commonly used name, at least in the USA.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


both sides of a sample plank of hairy oak / Allocasuarina inophloia --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Although the vendor's name of "flame sheoak" is technically correct, I think it's misleading."Hairy oak" is a more commonly used name, at least in the USA.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above

web pics:


planks


turning stock


pen blanks


scales


picture frame


pen


two views and two closeups of a whistle --- the enlargements of the closeups really show the grain very nicely; the first one shows a quartersawn surface and the second a flat cut surface

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bowl listed as hairy oak / Casurina inophloia which is a mis-spelling of Casuarina inophloia which is a synonym of Allocasuarina inophloia