silky oak


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silky oak

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silky oak

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(Plants) any of several trees of the Australian genus Grevillea, esp G. robusta, having divided leaves, smooth glossy wood, and showy clusters of orange, red, or white flowers: cultivated in the tropics as shade trees: family Proteaceae
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Noun1.silky oak - medium to tall fast-growing tree with orange flowers and feathery bipinnate leaves silky-hairy beneath; eastern Australia
genus Grevillea - large genus of Australian shrubs and trees having usually showy orange or red flowers
silk oak - any of several Australian timber trees having usually fernlike foliage and mottled wood used in cabinetry and veneering
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PDT Architects was appointed on 3 November 2017 as the Principal Consultant/Architect for the refurbishment of heritage listed Jacaranda and Silky Oak Houses and associated car parking, Mr Hinchliffe said.
The family says they initially purchased a "gorgeous" silky oak casket that was lined with white silk and religious effects for the devout Catholic woman's planned funeral.
Originally developed by FBC London for its Beythorne furniture range, the distinctive texture of its Silky Oak finish is now available as custom wall panelling.
The larger species, Australian lacewood or silky oak (Cardwellia sublimis), has a consistent creamy color and a more consistent character.
She favoured rich exotic woods such as American black walnut, African hardwood, and Australian silky oak, all with characterful graining that she married with the overall design in beautiful ripple or sunburst effects.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Grevillea robusta, or silky oak, is the one tree species in the grevillea group, and it blooms, uncharacteristically, with orange-yellow flower combs in late winter.
The latter has about 200 species, the best-known of which is the silky oak (G.
In Guatemala's Antigua coffee region, for instance, where the Australian silky oak (Grevillea robusta) is maintained as towering shade over coffee to protect it from the intense sun, as well as periodic cold snaps that affect the altiplano, the abundance of bird fife can be impressive.
MIS forest plantation companies have planted huge areas of the "ice cream" of pulpwood crops (Tasmanian Blue Gum), and have pioneered domestic and exotic sawlog-veneer-fragrance oil-biomass crops such as Sydney Blue Gum, Dunn's White Gum, Teak, African and Red Mahogany, Indian and Australian Sandalwood, She and Silky Oak and Paulownia.
COMMON NAMES: Lacewood, silky oak, selena Northern silky oak, Australian silky oak, European plane
Lacewood, silky oak, selena, Northern silky oak, Australian silky oak, European plane