Spotted Gum . [Euc., Maculata / Corymbia citriodora]
Staircase, joinery, flooring, decking, benchtops.
Reasonable volume for PEFC certified [mainly F27], virtually all harvested under the guidance of AS4708. Extremely small volume occasionally available under FSC.
Because of its stability Spotted Gum enjoyed a preference over construction timbers of higher shrinkage, particularly in the drier areas of Queensland. Spotted Gum bends reasonably well when steamed. It was frequently used as planking in construction of timber boats i.e. above the waterline in timber trawlers. Today the species enjoys a very strong demand because of its durability, fire rating and resurgence of the flooring/ decking markets.
Colour varies from the light greenish brown of the New South Wales grown timber to the almost chocolate brown of timber grown in central areas of Queensland
Reasonably heavy at an air-dry density of approximately 950kg/m3, it is not a difficult timber to work though some problems may be experienced in gluing.
Kiln dry flooring and decking are always in demand. Kiln dry boards for joinery and staircase work are generally available in 150/200×25 150-300×38 150-300×50 though there may be delays in availability of the wider boards
Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, New South Wales – North, Mid and Central Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong, Southern Highlands., Melbourne.