(Formerly eucalyptus maculata)
Color: Heartwood is light to dark brown, sapwood is pale and may be as wide as 3.12 inches (8 cm).
Grain: Interlocked, moderately coarse. Frequent presence of wavy grain produces “fiddleback” grain. Slightly greasy; gum veins are common.
Hardness (Janka): 2473 (92% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Data not available.
Sanding: No known problems.
- First Cut: 50 at a 7-15 degree angle with the grain
- Second Cut: 60 or 80 straight with the grain
- Third Cut: 100
- Hard Plate: 120
- First Screen: 100
- Second Screen: 120
Nailing: Pre-drilling and hand-nailing may be preferred.
Finishing: No known problems.