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Bloodwood

Bloodwood

(Eucalyptus gummifera.)

Description

A large hardwood from the east coast of Australia. Heartwood is a med dark red with coarse interlocked grain. Lots of red gum streak hence the common name.

Workability

Machines well.

Applications

Mostly flooring and heavy construction.

Availability

Generally good.

Hardness

 Janka 8.8 900Kg/m3.

Durability

Heartwood is very durable. Sapwood is lyctid borer susceptible.

At a Glance
Turning:    
Machining:   Good.
Bending:    
Sanding:   Good.
Nailing/Screwing:   Good but pre drill.
Glueing:   Good.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings.
Oil:   Oils well.
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