FAS, FAS/FAS IF, No.1 Common, No.2 Common.
Construction, furniture, flooring, architectural interiors, internal joinery, stairs and mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, panelling and coffins
Properties Heavy and hard with medium bending range and stiffness and high crushing strength. Very good for steam bending
Rated non-resistant to heartwood decay, moderately easy to treat with preservatives
Dries slowly with a tendency to warp and split, particularly on end grain
8 – 10% (+/-2%)
Machines well, nailing and screwing is good although pre-boring is recommended and can be stained and polished to a very good finish. Performs best when dried slowly, reducing opportunity for de-grade such as splits and warp. High shrinkage and susceptible to movement in performance under variable moisture conditions