Common Name(s): YAKA
Scientific Name: DACRYDIUM NIDULUM
Janka Hardness: 620
Color/Appearance: brown to red-brown with fine dark streaking and great color variation
Grain/Texture: The texture is fine and the grain is usually straight but sometimes wavy.
Workability: Seasoned material saws and machines easily but slight to moderate chipping is not unusual. With sufficient care, good machined surfaces can be produced. Smooth turned surfaces are easily obtained and drilled holes are of average quality.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. listed as Least Concern.
Common Uses: Flooring, Interior Joinery, Furniture, Mouldings, Panelling, High-End Furniture, Veneer, Turned Objects, And Small Specialty Wood Items.