Spotted Gum is an extremely adaptable and naturally strong timber which makes it ideally suited to numerous applications.

Once predominantly used only as a structural timber, considering its natural beauty and sheer strength, its not surprising Spotted Gum has found favour in many aesthetic, and architectural applications with extremely impressive results.

Because of its significant versatility and durability you will find Spotted Gum used in a wide variety of applications. From building and construction, including structural components, flooring, cladding, and decking, right through to furniture (indoor and outdoor), landscaping, boat building, poles, beams, the list goes on.

Widely used for power poles, bridge timbers and general construction, Spotted Gum is one of the most widely available recycled timbers in Australia today.

In the future this species will become more readily available from Australian hardwood plantations as a result of its growing popularity.

COMMON NAME

Spotted Gum

Look & Features

Backsawn grain, Fiddleback, Distinctive sapwood, gum veins

Botanical Name

Corymbia maculata

Colour

Light coffee brown to dark chocolate with some reddish tinges

Common Uses

Building and construction, structural timbers, flooring, cladding, decking, furniture, landscaping, posts and beams

PROPERTIES

Density (kg/m3)

GD

1200

ADD

1100

Hardness kN (janka)

Green

8.0

Dry

10.1

Durability Class

1

Strength Group

S1/SD1

Joint Group

J1/JD1

Shrinkage

Radial % (approx.)

4.5

Tangential % (approx)

6.0

Structural Grades

Unseasoned

F11/F14/F17

Seasoned

F22/F27

Toughness (Nm)

Green

High

Dry

High

Early Fire Hazard Indices

Ignitability

13

Spread of Flame

3

Smoke Development

3

Termite Resistant (toAS3660)

Yes

Lyctid Susceptible Sapwood

Yes

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