Spotted Gum is favored for flooring, structural, and decorative uses in home and commercial building. Scroll down for more...
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Fabled "Fiddleback Grain":
The Cathedral grain of Spotted Gum is interspersed with shimmering ripples of Fiddleback Grain , adding subtle interest and inviting a closer look.
Other Uses: Spotted Gum is a quiet sophisticate that knows how to roll up its sleeves for some heavy duty work. Due to its strength and marine borer resistant properties, Spotted Gum is also used in boat building, and wharf and bridge construction. It even found a role in the Australian mining industry as structural timbers. It is also the wood of choice for high impact uses such as axe handles.
Janka hardness: 2473 (American White Oak is 1360).
WHY is this particular Australian wood called "Spotted Gum"?