Why Choose Spotted Gum For A Wooden Deck?
“Spotted Gum” is an Australia premium hardwood that has a striking appearance and is renowned for natural durability and strength. This makes it an ideal wood for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications.
Throughout the world Architects, Master Builders and Designers used this timber in their work, as it is highly valued for it’s back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour.
Four species of this timber grows along the east coast of Australia, from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland, with some trees occurring in western area parts of southern Queensland. These hardwood trees have a straight and slender trunk, with bark that sheds in patches. This gives the trees it’s characteristic spotted appearance that it is so well known for.
Spotted (Eucalyptus) Gum – Corymbia Maculata
The Spotted Gum tree species varies in appearance but not in durability class or other strength properties. The timber colour ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown. The wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure. The wood has a slightly greasy feel, a characteristic that helps in machining and boring.
This hardwood is used in engineering projects such as wharf and bridge construction, rail line sleepers, cross-arms and mining timbers. It is suitable for a range of building applications, such as posts and poles, framing, flooring, lining, decking and cladding. Other applications include boat building, tool handles and sporting equipment (polo sticks and diving boards). The wood is also a good for carving and wood-turning.
A Perfect Hardwood To Use With:
- Architectural Roof Trusses
- Exterior Stairs
- External Cladding
- Interior Stairs
- Internal Paneling
- Structural Wooden Posts/Poles
- Window/Portal Frames