Pukatea - Slab - 1083-79-1-SLA




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Unique Pukatea slab. Pinhole borer tunnels present throughout the slab wood. The borer is no longer active but has left black tunnels and holes. Pinhole attack wet logs and recently felled trees, creating tunnels and lacing a yeast and a fungus they actively cultivate as food for their offspring. The tunnels and holes are Pinhole gardens. Once the wood is milled and the timber dries, the beetles leave as the yeast or fungi can’t grow in the dry wood. This slab no longer has beetles, grubs nor active yeast nor fungi. The fungi have caused the black colouring of the tunnels and holes. The wood is still intact and sound, just peppered by tiny black holes. Suitable for a bench seat, side bench, side table or Mantel. Could be resawn into two mirror matched halves for a mirror matched top or used for a river table. Can be kiln conditioned on request.

Packet / Piece No: 1083 / 79 / 1
Species Code: LUNOV
Species name: Laurelia novae-zelandiae
Name: Pukatea
Green /Air Dry / Kiln: AD
Rough Sawn / Dressed: RS
Type: Slab
Exotic / Indigenous: Indigenous
Origin: Aotearoa-NZ
Durability: Non-Durable
Hardwood / Softwood: Hardwood
Suitable for Outdoor Use: No
Hardness: Soft to Moderate
Strength: Low to Moderate Strength
Colour: Karki Green with Black Pepper

Milled Thickness (mm): 78
Milled Width (mm): 690
Milled Length (m): 4.1

Grade Thickness (mm): 78
Grade Width (mm): 400
Grade Length (m): 3.4

Grade: SLB
Density (Kg/m3): 465
Vol (m3): 0.2207
 Weight (Kg): 102.6

SKU: 1083-79-1 TAG: Exotic

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