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Lacewood trees grow throughout most tropical regions but is native to australia


Lacewood trees naturally grow pretty tall, sometimes reaching 140 feet or more with a trunk 3 feet + in diameter. In the United States lacewood trees are grown more for shade or as decoration. These trees are considerable smaller then their wild cousins.

Lacewood heartwood is a fleshy brown color but once cut oxidization causes it to turn to a yellow brown. The heartwood is somewhat resistant to decay and insects. The sapwood with its course grain is a light cream color and has very little resistance to insects and decay.

Lacewood is an easy wood to work with, both with hand tools and machines. Lacewood sands smooth and finishes moderately well.

Lacewood is also known as

  • silky oak
  • kawilia

Lacewood is commonly used for

  • Flooring
  • Shade trees
  • veneer / turning
  • furniture


Lacewood is known to cause skin irritation and rash.

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