Try Grey Ironbark For Your Next Flooring Project
Grey Ironbark is a premium native Australian hardwood with a wide range of applications from industrial construction to house framing, flooring and decking.
The Hardwood colour ranges from light grey or light chocolate with darker reds and browns sometimes occurring. The texture of the hardwood is moderately coarse and even with the grain usually straight (occasionally interlocked).
This wood is commonly used in engineering applications due to it class 1 hardness rating (1 is hardest – 6 the softest) as a sawn and round timber. It can be used for wharf and bridge construction, railway sleepers, cross arms, poles, piles and mining timbers.
Where Can You Use This Hardwood?
The unseasoned Hardwood product can be used for general house framing, while seasoned and dressed grey ironbark timber is used for cladding, internal and external flooring, linings and joinery. It is also ideal for fencing, landscaping and retaining walls.
This type of wood has also been used in decorative purposes such as in outdoor furniture, turnery and joinery, although due to its hardness applications requiring fine detail will be difficult to attain. The versatility of this wood extends to boat building, coach, vehicle and carriage building, agricultural machinery, mallet heads, mauls and bearings. Sporting goods (croquet mallets, parallel bars) and bowling ninepins have all been produced using Ironbark.
The wood is very heavy, hard and compact, making working with the timber difficult. It can be hard to nail and planes with difficulty. Slow in drying and needs careful handling to avoid surface checking.
This Impressive Hardwood Is Suitable For:
- External Cladding
- Retaining Walls (Landscaping)
- Structural Poles/Posts
- Joinery Products
- Wooden Mouldings
- Wooden Portal/Windows Frames