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Timber Species - Spotted Gum

Species Name: Spotted Gum

Botanical Name: Corymbia Maculata

Colour Range: Dark Red to Brown

Hardness: Janka hardness Rating - 11

Strength: SD2

Density: 950 kg/m3

Durability: Class 1

 

A very popular Australian Hardwood, Spotted Gum, is known for its’ attractiveness, its’ durability and its’ vibrant colouring. Spotted Gum timber features a moderately coarse and uneven textured wood, sometimes displaying the attractive fiddleback pattern. The word “spotted” refers to the soft mottled colour caused by weathering of the outer tree as it sheds elliptical strips of bark. The colour varies from pale grey browns and soft creams to a rich chocolate brown. A very tough timber, its frequent wavy grain can produce an attractive and highly valued effect. It is a very versatile timber and is used for a variety of applications including decking, flooring, doors, exterior and interior stairs, internal panelling and external cladding.