That's horrifying @SBROWN. Many thanks for joining in the discussion and providing such an important message.
Let me extend a very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We look forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. We have lots of community members keen to share their knowledge and experience.
Apologies that you didn't get a timely response to your post during my absence from the Workshop community. Let me tag @Jonb so he is alerted to your question. You might also be interested in a recent post by @Brad in which he talks about how to get timber black - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Living-and-Bedroom/Get-acacia-wood-black/td-p/26987
Hope that helps,