Celery Top Pine Properties
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Availability & Appearance
Availability is limited, and is constrained by location and style of harvesting operations.
Not usually available
Limited (mainly decorative thicknesses)
Undressed seasoned timber 25 to 300 mm wide by 25 to 50 mm thick. Unseasoned timber available in smaller sizes, or cut to order.
Varies from white to pale straw. Darkens with age.
Grain is straight, fine and even with clearly visible growth rings.
Close and uniform.
Density (per standard)
Class 2: 15-40 yrs
Class 3: 5-15 yrs
Susceptible to Lyctid Borer
Marine Borer Resistance
Native - Wet Eucalypt and Rainforest
82% of total Celery Top Pine forest types are reserved.
Chain of Custody
Average Specific Extinction Area
> 250 m2/kg
Critical Radiance Flux - Higher
> 2.2 < 4.5 kW/m2
Critical Radiance Flux - Lower
> 2.2 < 4.5 kW/m2
Smoke Development Rate
< 750% per min
EFH Ignitibility: 1
EFH Smoke-Develop Index: 1
EFH Spread-of-Flame Index: 1
Fire Properties Group Number: 3
Maximum Crushing Strength
Modulus of Elasticity (MOE)
Modulus of Rupture (MOR)
0.11% per 1% MC change
0.19% per 1% MC change
Common Structural Grades
Structural #3: F8
Structural #3: F11
S1:F14, S2:F11, S3:F8, S4:F7, S5:F5
S1:F17, S2:F14, S3:F11, S4:F8, S5:F7
The close grain and resilience of Celery Top make it an easy timber to work.
An excellent bending timber. 25 mm material bends very well to a radius of 50mm.
Holes are clean and to size.
Readily worked to a smooth, flat surface. Most finishes adhere very well.
Glues satisfactorily with most common adhesives.
Straight-grained material produces good mouldings.
Difficult to nail when seasoned. Pre-drilling is recommended.
Planes well with the grain. Tends to chip and flake when working against the grain, which can be a problem near knots.
Rebating + Mortising
Generally produces good results.
Usually cuts cleanly and accurately. Moderate feeding forces required.
Turns well. Care needs to be taken to avoid chipping near fine edges.
Sources: Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW), Wood Solutions