A representative of the Proteaceae family has the trade names Australian Lacewood, southern silk oak (Grevillea robusta), gray silk oak (Cardwellia sublimis). Lacewood (or Lacewood) is notable for the color of its wood - scale-like light spots on a red background, formed by core rays. In addition to aesthetic appeal, lacewood wood is valued for its strength, comparable to oak. An exotic species is found in the north and east of Australia, in subtropical mountain coastal forests. This is one of the most beautiful trees in Australia. It has a unique color of wood. The deciduous tree reaches a height of up to 25 m and has a trunk diameter of 1 m. Australian giants with a spreading crown and a thick trunk are clearly visible in the forests. The wood is pinkish or reddish-brown in color, very similar to red and northern oaks (from Europe). Darkens to brown with age. The heart-shaped beams create a light, silky fiber pattern that resembles the scales of a snake. The wood is straight-grained, except for those areas where the fibers bend around the radial rays. The texture is large and even. The dry density of wood is 550–580 kg/m³. Decorative wood is well processed, etched with dyes, polished and glued. Lacewood is used to make knife handles or work tools, jewelry, interior items, and souvenirs.
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