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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:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


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


a very well-photographed, 3" long, piece listed as hairy oak / Allocasuarina inophloia with both levels of enlargement, the 2nd of which shows the face grain very nicely


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