Lyptus » Eucalyptus grandis and E. urophylla
Lyptus Wood CharacteristicsLyptus compares favorably to maple in terms of density, strength and technical properties; arguably has similar appearance to that of cherry and/or mahogany. Lyptus, though, holds its own as a good furniture wood. Developed for quick harvesting, and grown on plantations in Brazil, Lyptus is marketed as an environmentally responsible timber since it's plantation grown.
Color RangePale pink to tan
Other Names(no other names known)
Some Typical UsesFurniture, flooring, stairs, mantles, interior trim, cabinetry, turnings,
What's the Tree Like?Plantation grown and harvested between 14 and 16 years; carefully pruned and yield tall, straight boles largely free of branches The Lyptus tree grows in Brazil (plantations)
#N/Albs /Bd. Ft.
-100.00% lighter than red oak(3.58 /bd. ft.)
#N/AJanka Rating (?)
-100.00% softer than red oak(1290 lbf)
#N/ASpecific Gravity (?)
-100.00% less dense than red oak(.64)
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