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River Red Gum 

Eucalyptus camaldulensis

Description

A medium hardwood found mostly along the Murray / Darling river system. Has suffered die back due to decreased water flows over the past 40 years. The heartwood is a rich red, with lots of fiddleback, gum streak and pin hole borer. Tends to distort severely whilst drying.

Workability

Difficult with the interlocked grain. Requires sanding.

Applications

Furniture craft work, flooring.

Availability

Limited.

Hardness

Janka 10   900kg/m3.

Durability

Durable.

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Difficult
Bending:   Poor
Sanding:   Tough
Nailing/Screwing:   Difficult
Glueing:   Use polyurethane for best results.
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   Brilliant with an oil finish.
Note 1   Due to advanced drying techniques this timber is now available kiln dried.
Note 2  

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