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June 2005 - Australian Lacewood purchased on the internet. Lacewood is native to Queensland, Australia, especially in the northern coastal areas. Also known as Silky oak it has a striking figure, varying from a small lacelike pattern to a large splashlike figure. It is light and soft, yet firm, strong and tough. The timber is popular as a highly ornamental wood, and is used for furniture, paneling, and similar decorative uses.