Timber Species - Tallowwood

Species Name: Tallowwood

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus Microcorys

Colour Range: Pale to Dark Yellow Brown

Hardness: Janka hardness Rating – 8.6

Strength: SD2

Density: 990 kg/m3

Durability: Class 1


A prestigious timber that is sought after by architects. It is an exceptionally durable hardwood species with unique colour and grain structure. Tallowwood timber features a moderately coarse textured wood, with the grain being typically interlocked and free of gum veins. It is predominately yellowish brown with a tinge of olive green and beautiful growth rings. Tallowwood is extremely versatile, historically being used for tool handles and mallet heads, nowadays used for decking, flooring, external cladding, fencing, internal panelling, and joinery products.