Uses: Kauri has a traditionally world-wide reputation in boat building, i.e. planks, masts, spars and oars, because of it’s excellent working properties and high degree of stability. It is used for exterior/ interior joinery, furniture, weatherboards, panelling, sarking, mouldings, picture framing and turnery. It is also widely used for decorative and utilitarian purposes such as kitchen and laboratory bench tops.
Tips: Fijian Kauri is an excellent timber for sawing and machining. It also planes and sands well with only slight chipping in regions of reverse grain. It glues and screws well, also holding stains and polishing well. Turning properties are excellent. It can be drilled cleanly.