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Rose Gum (Flooded Gum) 

Eucalyptus grandis

Description

A large hardwood that grows from the mid north coast of NSW through to north QLD. The heartwood is a pink to orange colour, with a course texture and generally straight grain. Borer holes are common as are larger grub holes.

Workability

Machines and works well by hand.

Applications

Flooring and  furniture.

Availability

Generally available. Often mixed with Sydney Blue Gum

Hardness

Janka 7.5   620kg/m3.

Durability

Durable above ground.

At a Glance
Turning:   Good
Machining:   Good
Bending:    
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Good
Glueing:   Good
Timber Coating:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   Oils well
Note 1   We did a 462 square metre floor at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.  Fantastic!
Note 2  

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