Turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera)
A large hardwood of the richer soils with high rainfall on the east coast between Sydney and Cairns. Its name is derived from the small amount of oleo-resin in the inner bark but it belies the character of the wood which is probably the most difficult Australian Timber to burn. In colour, it ranges from a pale pink and pale reddish brown through to darker reddish brown. Its texture is fine and even, the grain is often interlocked.Turpentine does not have gum veins it is quite common to have surface checking.
Dry Density: 930 kg/m³
Janka Dry Hardness: 12