Acacia Wood Information
Acacia wood nest of tables available from www.nestsandcubes.co.uk
Acacias are also known as thorn trees or wattles, including the yellow-fever acacia and umbrella acacias.
There are roughly 1300 species of Acacia worldwide, about 960 of them native to Australia, with the remainder spread around the tropical to warm-temperate regions of both hemispheres, including Africa, southern Asia, and the Americas.
Originally a native of North America, its seed is said to have been first introduced into Europe in 1601
The Acacia tree family includes many species of small trees native to arid parts of Africa and Asia. Plantations of (Acacia nilotica), the Egyptian acacia, were a familiar sight in Upper Egypt in antiquity.
Acacia wood furniture also dates back to the bible; “Then he made the boards for the tabernacle of acacia wood, standing upright.”
Acacia wood nest of tables from Nests And Cubes are constructed from FSC Acacia wood.
The acacia Tree can be raised either from seed, from cuttings, or by grafting; it will grow in any soil that is not too wet, and is a quick-growing but short-lived plant; but the quality of its timber undoubtedly varies according to the character of the soil in which it is grown. It may reach a height of seventy or eighty feet, with a diameter of two, three, or, in Kentucky, as much as four feet; it has been known to reach forty feet within ten years, sometimes making shoots eight or ten feet long in a single season.
Acacia wood of the best varieties, when well grown, is hard, strong, and durable, takes a good polish, and is prettily veined with brown. Besides its use in ship-building and for agricultural purposes, it is employed in America for the sills of doors and windows, for cabinet work, making of toys, and furniture manufacturing, as show with the nest of tables available from www.nestsandcubes.co.uk When quite dry it weighs forty-eight pounds per cubic foot, being, in fact, heavier, harder, stronger, tougher, more rigid, and more elastic than English Oak. Speaking absolutely, however, it is an inelastic wood, to which quality, coupled with its hardness, it owes its value for treenails.
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