Eucalyptus Figured » Eucalyptus obliqua
Eucalyptus Figured Characteristics
Eucalyptus Figured Wood CharacteristicsCoarse 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.
Color RangePale brown to light brown, somewhat silver or gray
Other NamesMessmate stringybark, Brown-top stringybark
Some Typical UsesParquet 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. The Eucalyptus Figured tree grows in Oceania: Australia, Tasmania
4.08lbs /Bd. Ft.
13.97% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
1630Janka Rating (?)
26.36% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
0.78Specific Gravity (?)
21.88% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with Eucalyptus Figured: