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Southern Blue Gum

(Eucalyptus globulis)

Description

A large hardwood from Victoria and Tasmania. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown and the grain is usually quite straight.  However fiddleback grain is also sometimes available.

Workability

Works well.

Applications

Mostly flooring. Also an excellent pulp timber and is grown in plantations for this purpose. The leaves are harvested for their Eucalyptus oil.

Availability

Good.

Hardness

Janka 12.0  Density 900kg/m3. 

Durability

Not very good.

At a Glance

Turning:    
Machining:   Good
Bending:    
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:    
Glueing:    
Timber Coatings:   Accepts most coatings
Oil:   Good
Notes:   1   Grown around the world in plantations.
            2   An excellent alternative to Tas Oak for high traffic commercial floors.

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