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Laburnum anagyroides or "golden rain"

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Hello

 

One of our trees was blown down during a small storm
 
It is a Laburnum anagyroides or golden chaingolden rain.
 
 
 
During sawing this beautiful brown wood appeared.
 
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Does anybody have experience with this?
Would it be useful for modeling ??
 
Otherwise, it's firewood
 
Greetings 
Patrick
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Nice wood, fairly hard and has been used as a substitute for ebony.  Not a commonly available wood.  Usually used for turning and carving.  Reported to be easy to work.

Average Dried Weight: 53 lbs/ft3 (850 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .69, .85

Janka Hardness: 2,020 lbf (8,990 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity

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The grain looks bold and distinctive.  I am thinking that it would not scale all that well

 and could distract from the actual model it would be used on.

It may make an interesting base for a display cabinet.

It is hard enough to be used for structures that would be hidden or if it is closed pore -

painted.

 

It contains a toxin, so you may wish to avoid burning it -if the combustion products can

enter your breathing space.

Edited by Jaager
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