Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus comes in different colours and species. Product qualities and properties such as colour, hardness and durability are highly variable between species.

They are predominantly hardwoods, and the timber of most eucalyptus species has a fantastic appearance, excellent strength, hardness and natural durability.

Eucalyptus timber has an open, moderately coarse textured grain.

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Eucalyptus

Properties

  • Strong and stiff
  • Higher density species (E. saligna, E. botryoides, E. pilularis, E. globoidea, E. muelleriana and E. microcorys) have improved strength properties and hardness
  • Sawing, machining, sanding and finishing properties are all good
  • Nailing is satisfactory but requires care to avoid splitting. Screws well
  • Staining gives attractive finish
  • For external use only heartwood should be used

Eucalyptus

Uses

  • Furniture
  • Joinery
  • Benchtops
  • Flooring
  • Laminated beams
  • Deckings
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Building Product Information Sheet

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