Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus maculata)

 
 
 
 

Spotted Gum (Eucalyptus maculata)

 

Family - Myrtaceae
Distribution - Australia
Other Names: Eucalyptus citriodora, Australian hickory, Macula, Maculata, Mottled bark gum, Spotted iron gum.
Characteristics: The wide sapwood is usually white in colour, the heartwood varies from dark brown to light greyish brown. The wood has a rather greasy nature and the grain is slightly interlocked. The texture is even, but coarse. The wood is heavy, weighing about 1030 kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities: Although hard, it works with moderate ease. A good finish can be obtained. It takes screws and glues fairly well, but is hard to nail. It can be stained and polished with good results.
Uses: Bridge and general construction, flooring, decking.

 
 
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