One of the best known of Tasmania’s native conifers growing to around 25 metres, Celery Top has a pale straw colour when freshly cut and darkens to pleasing gold tones with age.
It is hard, strong and dense, finishes well and has no odour or taste. It is relatively heavy for a pine. Traditionally used for boat building, especially for fit-out and cabins, but also for planking wooden boats, and it is also used for joinery, bench tops, flooring, outdoor and indoor furniture, kitchen cupboards and wall paneling. It is also good for turning, especially for spindle work. Celery Top is prized for its durability, stability and lovely fine-grained texture.
External cladding and decking Craft
Density (kg/m3) unseasoned 1050
Strength Group - unseasoned S4
Radial Shrinkage % 1.5
Lyctid Susceptible No
Colour White to pale straw. Darkens with age
Grain Straight, fine & even
Nailing Difficult to nail when seasoned, pre-drilling recommended
Density (kg/m3) seasoned 650
Strength Group - seasoned SD5
Tangential Shrinkage % 3.5
Texture Close and uniform
Screwing Pre-drilling recommended