Acacia Hardwood Technical Species Information

Detailed scientific and mechanical properties for Acacia Hardwood Lumber

Acacia

  • Description: Elemental Acacia hardwood flooring (100% small-leaf acacia only) possesses an unmistakable rustic assortment of color ranging from dark browns to caramel, light yellows and even some vibrant reddish orange. The distinctive and striking grain pattern make it a tasteful choice lending a touch of sophistication with a rustic twist to any room in the home
  • More Info: With a beautifully blended assortment of colors, Acacia hardwood flooring is a tasteful choice that exudes an unmistakable air of sophistication with a rustic twist. Acacia hardwood flooring has a medium to dark brown heartwood tinged with vibrant reddish orange and accented with light yellows.
  • Other Names: Acacia Confusa, Formosa Acacia, Formosan Koa, and Asian Walnut
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Acacia Lumber Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 2,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 17,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,080 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 540
  • Color: Acacia heartwood is light brown with pinkish tones with similarly colored sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Acacia hardwood is photosensitive and will darken slightly over time.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.1 %
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Acacia tree can grow to be 20 to 50 feet hight.
  • Geographic Area: Asia, Australia, East and South Africa
  • Texture: Moderately fine and uniform
  • Grain: Interlocked
  • Luster: Medium
  • Durability Rating: Acacia heartwood is rated as non-durable
  • Drying Characteristics: Acacia hardwood is quick drying, but experiences cupping and other forms of warping.
  • Working Characteristics: Able to be cut into veneers
  • Applications: Hardwood flooring, moulding, hardwood trim and stairs
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