Gum, Spotted

Spotted Gum – Eucalyptus maculata

Spotted Gum AKA Gum Spotted

Spotted Gum Timber

Wood Appearance

Colour – The heartwood ranges from a light-brown through to dark brown. Sapwood is usually white in colour and up to 50mm wide.

Grain – Moderately coarse textured and variable. Gum veins common. The presence of wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddleback figure.

Wood Properties

Density – 1010 kg/m3

Durability – Class 2 – Highly resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather, clear of the ground and well drained with free air circulation. Moderately decay resistant in the ground.

Hardness – Very hard (rated 1 on a 6 class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools

Identification Features

Sapwood – White in colour and distinct from heartwood.

Heartwood – Colour variable from light brown to dark brown often with lighter shades.

Texture – Open, often with interlocked grain; greasy to touch.

Wood Structure

Growth rings – Absent

Vessels – Small to moderately large, generally arranged in short radial multiples with few solitary. Vessel lines very prominent on dressed longitudinal surfaces. Tyloses abundant.

Parenchyma – Abundant, Paratracheal (surrounding pores) and diffuse with a tendency to zonate arrangement.

Rays – Fine, visible in tangential section.

Other Features

Burning Splinter Test – Splinter burns to a complete white ash.

Spotted Gum Timber Flooring

Spotted Gum Timber Flooring  is a rich individual timber, particulary for its striking back sawn grain structures, attractive fiddleback and vibrant colours. Spotted Gum is a large native hardwood that is grown in a variety of locations along New South Wales coastal strip into Queensland.

The word 'Spotted' refers to a large spot like features that form on the tree as it sheds its bark in strips.

Spotted Gum Timber Decking

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