Eucalyptus Figured » Eucalyptus obliqua

Why Eucalyptus Figured?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics


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.
color of Eucalyptus Figured

Color Range

Pale brown to light brown, somewhat silver or gray
other names for Eucalyptus Figured

Other Names

Messmate stringybark, Brown-top stringybark
uses for Eucalyptus Figured

Some Typical Uses

Parquet flooring, paneling, veneers, fine furniture, tool handles, musical instruments
the Eucalyptus Figured tree

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 Australia
map of where this wood grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
13.97% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating (?)
26.36% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)


Specific Gravity (?)
21.88% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Eucalyptus Figured:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 8/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 4/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Eucalyptus Figured Hardwood Sample
Eucalyptus Figured Hardwood Sample
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