Tallowwood has a wide variety of uses however particularly impressive results are achieved when featured as internal flooring and/or cladding.

Other applications include decking, linings, exposed structures, poles, piles, bridge timbers, joinery, turnery, outdoor furniture and boat building.

Tallowwood heartwood is pale to darker yellow-brown with a noticeably lighter, almost white sapwood.

This wood has a fairly coarse texture with an interlocking grain. As the word ‘tallow’ suggests, the timber of this species feels greasy to the touch.

Tallowwood is reasonably easy to work however gluing can be difficult due to the greasy nature of the timber.

Tallowwood accepts paint, stain and polish readily and fixing with standard fixings and fasteners presents no problems.

Generally, Tallowwood is an extremely tough and durable Australian timber used widely in external applications such as decking.

Sawn to size timber, particularly for structural applications, is available from Kennedys on order.

COMMON NAME

Tallowwood

Look & Features

Fairly close-grained timber, free of gum vein,

Botanical Name

Eucalyptus microcorys

Colour

Greyish-yellow colour with tinges of olive green

Common Uses

Decking, flooring, cladding, domestic structures, heavy commercial construction, posts, joinery and outdoor furniture

PROPERTIES

Density (kg/m3)

GD

1200

ADD

1000

Hardness kN (janka)

Green

7.6

Dry

8.6

Durability Class

1

Strength Group

S2/SD2

Joint Group

J1/JD2

Shrinkage

Radial % (approx.)

4.0

Tangential % (approx)

6.0

Structural Grades

Unseasoned

F11/F14/F17

Seasoned

F22/F27

Toughness (Nm)

Green

Medium

Dry

Medium

Early Fire Hazard Indices

Ignitability

12

Spread of Flame

5

Smoke Development

4

Termite Resistant (toAS3660)

Yes

Lyctid Susceptible Sapwood

Yes

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