Timber Cuts

We believe that our FSC certified Australian native hardwoods are some of the most beautiful and resilient timbers around. They can be used for their natural beauty alone or to compliment other materials or for their strength and durability. Either way, when you use our FSC certified timber you are helping ensure the health and integrity of our beautiful regrowth forests.

The next two sections provide some useful information on the range of colours which can be expected for each species we use as well as their individual durability and strength ratings.

Timber Colours & specifications

Common nameBotanical nameColour rangesDurability Class
(1-4)
Hardness
(janka)(kN)
Density
(kg/m3)
Spotted Gum Corymbia maculataMid to dark brown with olive hues211.0950
Grey Ironbark Eucalyptus paniculataPale brown to dark chocolate brown116.31100-
Brush Box Lophostemon confertusDark pink to rich red39.5900
Grey Box Eucalyptus mollucanaPale Yellowish brown1151120
Stringybarks
eg: White Stringybark
Eucalyptus globoideaCreams, browns through to pinks.37.5-8.8860-930
BlackbuttEucalyptus pilularisCream to pale brown28.8900
TallowwoodEucalyptus microcorysCream, dark to yellow brown18.6990
White MahoganyEucalyptus acmenoides & E. carneaCream to light browns1101000
Grey GumEucalyptus punctata & E. propinquaRed browns, through pink to dark red114.01080
Sydney Blue GumEucalyptus salignaDark pink rich reds through to red brown39.0850
TurpentineSyncarpia glomeriferaRed brown to deep reds112.0930

Tasmanian Oak
Euclyptus delegatensis, E. regans
Durability Class: 3
Hardness: 4.9-7.1
Density: 620-780
Tasmania Oak timber specifications listed for comparative purposes only

Adapted from Bootle K.R 1983. Wood in Australia. Types, properties & uses McGraw-Hill

N.B. A large percentage of our beautiful timbers are significantly more durable, denser and harder than the commonly available eucalyptus species in southern Australia (Victoria and Tasmania).

Durability: is a measure of the durability of the outer heartwood when in ground contact and exposed to attack by decay and termites (Bootle K.R Wood in Australia. Types, properties & uses. McGraw-Hill 1983). The figures are used as a general guide. All sapwood has poor resistance to decay and is not used in determining durability ratings.

Density: is the weight of the Air Dry timber per cubic meter of volume (e.g. 400 linear meters of 100mm x 25mm sawn boards)

It is important to note that the densities given here are for slow grown timber from native regrowth forests. For most species the density of fast grown plantation timber is typically lower.

Hardness: is a measure of the resistance of the timber to indentation.