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 The borer is no longer active but has left black tunnels and holes.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

The freight charge is an estimate for main center freight deport delivery. The freight charge is treated as a deposit. We will provide an updated estimate after purchase, prior to dispatch. We will then give either a refund or request an additional charge in line with the provided estimate. We can only list either a South Island or North Island estimate in the shop freight options. e.g. Hamilton to Blenheim or Hamilton to Dunedin, we list the Dunedin cost estimate.


You can request 'Pickup' in shop at purchase to collect at our yard, or we can then arrange a specific estimate for delivery to freight deport or to your door.

SKU: 1083-79-1 TAG: Indigenous

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