Macrocarpa is a well known decorative softwood timber which is very popular in New Zealand. The appearance is similar to Kauri and quartersawn material has a speckled appearance. The heartwood is golden-brown in colour, sometimes with a pinkish tinge. When freshly cut, macrocarpa has a fragrant spicy odour. Contact us for more info.
Doesn’t shrink or swell very much (less than radiata pine), excellent stability.
Appearance and visual appeal. An attractive furniture timber.
Heartwood naturally durable.
It has a decent natural durability
Durability is limited with ground contact.
Macrocarpa is quite a stiff and strong timber which makes it suitable for a number of light structural uses.
Macrocarpa heartwood durability is equivalent to structural grade radiata pine H3.2
A good timber for boat building. (Cannot be steam bent)