Macrocarpa

Botanical Name: Cupressus macrocarpa

Source Location: Originated from the USA; sourced Macrocarpa from the South Island of New Zealand.

Stability: Stable

Durability in Ground: Durable

Durability Above Ground: Very Durable

Density: approx 550kg/m3 (at approx12% MC)

Dimensions: Clears are available up to 250x50 and beams for exterior construction and finishing are available in very large sizes upon request.

Appearance: The prized clear heartwood is a flecked, light golden brown in colour and is often used instead of Kauri.

Grades: Available in Clears, Dressing Grade and No.1.

Uses: F urniture, joinery, flooring. panelling, weatherboard, pergolas, beams, landscaping, feature fencing, decking.

Tips: Like Beech, it is prone to cell collapse so to avoid this; it needs to be air-dried down to 30%MC before being kiln dried.

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