Technical specie specifications for Brazilian Eucalyptus from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Brazilian Eucalyptus Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Flooded Gum, Rose Gum, Scrub Gum
- Description: Brazilian Eucalyptus is a large, fast growing hardwood timber commonly grown on plantations in Australia and around the world. It is a character filled hardwood ideal for furniture making and joinery as well as general construction and flooring.
- Janka Hardness: 1,260 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 15,640 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 2,052 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 640
- Tangential Shrinkage: 10.1 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 5.9 %
- About: Brazilian Eucalyptus produces a warm colored timber with pink hues that are deep without being too dark. The wonderful blend of soft pinks and peach tones make this a charming timber, and evidence of insect trails and pinholes add to its character and beauty.
- Family: Eucalyptus grandis
- Tree Characteristics: Very tall forest tree reaching 150-180ft in height with a trunk between 3-6 ft in diameter.
- Geographic Area: Natural sources along the east coast of Australia, plantations in Queensland and New South Wales.
- Color: Brazilian Eucalyptus has heartwood that is pink to red-brown in color with paler sapwood that is not always clearly differentiated from the heartwood.
- Grain: Brazilian Eucalyptus has a grain that is fairly uniform: straight to slightly interlocked, creating no distinctive figure.
- Texture: Brazilian Eucalyptus has a uniform medium to coarse texture.
- Drying Characteristics:
- Working Characteristics: Brazilian Eucalyptus is moderately easy to work with hand tools. It can be easily sanded and machines and turns well to deliver a smooth finish. Takes both nailing and gluing well. The wood accepts stain and paint well, and polishes to a quality finish.
- Durability Rating: Rated as durable to very durable
- Applications: Flooring, decking, external cladding, fencing, framing, interior rails and balustrades, inernal paneling, pergolas.
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