Eucalyptus Figured » Eucalyptus obliqua

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

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.
Eucalyptus Figured grows in Australia

map of where Eucalyptus Figured grows
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.


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


Janka Rating
26.36% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


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

Fig. Eucalyptus Pen Blanks

Fig. Eucalyptus Pen Blanks

$2.50 /ea.
+ Volume Discounts