Silver Oak

    (Grevillea parallela)


Also known as: White Grevillea, Beefwood

Silver oak is fairly common on the highlands, growing to around 10 metres high with trunks around 300mm diameter. It is a spectacular looking tree when flowering and generally occurs in stands which often include a couple of Beefwood (grevillea striata) trees.
The timber doesn't slice easily due to the high resin content and is as bad to work with as Beefwood. The resin causes sandpaper to clog badly and continues to ooze from the endgrain long after an item is finished. While it may look attractive, the hassles involved in working it just aren't worth the trouble in my (humble) opinion.


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