Victorian Select Ash timber is strong, stable and moderately hard with minimal gum veins.
Victorian Wormy Chestnut has a look of recycled Messmate timber, but the character of the timber such as the gum pockets and veins are a result of exposure to fire & harsh Australian climate. The characteristic small holes and black features result from attacks by ambrosia beetles and pin hole borers.
Tasmanian Blackwood has a heartwood golden brown, often with narrow bands of darker colour indicative of the growth rings. Sometimes reddish streaks are also present. Grain usually straight but sometimes wavy, producing a fiddleback figure.
Victorian Ash High Feature timber is a veritable sea of natural feature, containing large knots, gum veins, pinholes and even some holes that need to be filled with clear resin.