Yaka timber is brown to red-brown with fine dark streaking and great colour variation. The texture is fine and the grain is usually straight but sometimes wavy. Yaka looks like heart  New Zealand Rimu with a more distinctive colour variation.


  • Botanical Name: dacrydium nidulum
  • Country of origin: Fiji
  • Density: 620kg/m3
  • Durability: Durable
  • Shrinkage: Low
  • Reasonable machining properties


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