Coarse and open texture. Though the straight grain with fiddleback or curly figure is impressive, it's difficult to plane (which is typical of figured woods). Otherwise the wood responds to machining and hand tools with very little difficulty.
Pale brown to light brown, somewhat silver or gray
Messmate stringybark, Brown-top stringybark
Some Typical Uses
Parquet flooring, paneling, veneers, fine furniture, tool handles, musical instruments
What's the Tree Like?
The tree has reported to reach heights of 300 feet with trunk diameters of 36''-48''. Boles are often straight and long.