Natural Colour                                                                                               

Spotted Gum

  • Light Brown to Dark Red Brown                            

Common Uses

  • Joinery, Linings, Cladding
  • Flooring, Decking, External Structures

Alternatives (similar colour)

  • Jarrah, Merbau, American Black Walnut

Features & Benefits

  • Hard, heavy and naturally durable timber
  • Internal or external use
  • Veneers readily available
  • Machines well
  • Minimal tannin bleed compared to other specie


 

Botanical & Other Names

  • Corymbia maculata, also commonly known as Lemon Scented Gum

 

Origin

  • East Coast of Australia

 

Certification

  • AFS certification is available in some circumstances

 

Grain

  • Spotted Gum is a moderately coarse and uneven textured wood with some timbers having the additional feature of a wavy grain, giving rise to an attractive fiddleback figure.

Workability

  • Spotted Gum machines well due to its natural greasiness and there is no difficulty using the timber with standard fittings and fastenings. As with most high-density species, machining and surface preparation should be done immediately before gluing and select adhesives with care. Can be prone to movement depending on application and environment. Spotted Gum readily accepts paint, stains and polish. It has a lower tannin content than most other eucalypts, therefore staining of paintwork or brickwork as a result of water running over unpainted timber surfaces is less likely to occur.

 

Resistance

  • Termite Resistance                         Resistant
  • Lyctid Susceptibility                        Sapwood susceptible
  • Marine Borer Resistance                0-20 years
  • Bushfire                                            Bal 12.5, 19 & 29 . All AS3959 required applications
  • Fire Properties Group                     3 – Slightly combustible

 

Stock Sizing

  • Sawn thickness 25, 38 & 50mm
  • Generally width 75mm to 300mm in 25mm increments
  • For finished dressed and profiled products refer to Austim sizing chart or contact us
  • Laminated and finger jointed material available
  • Length range 0.9m to 5.7m