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Ironbarks

Ironbark, Red and Grey 

(Eucalyptus sideroxylon and Eucalyptus paniculata)

Description

These large hardwoods grow from Victoria through to Queensland. They are the super heavy weights coming in over 1100kg / m3. the timber ranges in colour from light grey browns through to dark chocolates and reds. The grain has a variable appearance with some fiddleback.

Workability

Not known as a cabinet timber because it is so dense and tough but it polishes very well and can produce fantastic results. Difficult to glue so take care. With sharp blades it can almost glow straight off the machines.

Applications

Mostly flooring, decking and structural purposes as well as heavy construction and poles. We have produced Ironbark bench-tops and furniture components. It is a timber worth exploring further.

Availability

Common as flooring and decking. We stock some KD structural sizes and some furniture sizes. Some of the structural material can yield great furniture boards.

Hardness

Janka 13 – 14 1130kg / m3 Bloody hard!!

Durability

Excellent durability. Suitable for all outdoor applications.

At a Glance
Turning:   Tough
Machining:   Tough
Bending:   Good
Sanding:   Hard but sands OK
Nailing/Screwing:   Pre drill EVERYTHING.
Glueing:   Difficult. Use our Polyurethane and carefully prepare all joints.
Timber Coatings:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   The Organoil Hardburinshing Oil produces brilliant results
Notes:  1   Well worth a go when high strength is critical.
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