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Grey Box

Eucalyptus microcarpa

Description

A medium sized hardwood from NSW and QLD. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown. This timber can have an interlocked grain but rarely has gum vein.

Workability

Not at all easy.

Applications

Traditionally for heavy construction such as wharfs. Also available as flooring. The House of Representatives chamber in the Australian parliament has used Grey Box throughout. Possibly the first and last time this species has been used to any degree for furniture.

Availability

Flooring and construction material only

Hardness

Janka 15   1120kg/m3 - One of the toughest.

Durability

Extremely durable.

At a Glance
Turning:    
Machining:    
Bending:    
Sanding:    
Nailing/Screwing:    
Glueing:    
Timber Coating:    
Oil:    
Note 1   Produces floors that will last several lifetimes.
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