Sydney Blue Gum

Technical species specifications for Sydney Blue Gum Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor – Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Description
Sydney Blue Gum is fairly hard and heavy, and is reasonably easy to work with. It is highly prized for flooring and furniture because of its rich dark honey color. The texture is coarse and gum pockets can be common.
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Scientific Name, Other Names:
Blue Gum, Flooded Gum, Rose Gum, Saligna Gum
About:
The Sydney Blue Gum tree gets its name from both its prevalence around the city of Sydney, Australia, and the sometimes bluish appearance of its bark.
Applications:
Sydney Blue Gum is used in quality hardwood flooring, fine furniture, bridge and wharf construction, shipbuilding, and tool handles
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Density (KG/m3):
820
Tangential Shrinkage:
12.8 %
Radial Shrinkage:
6.8 %
Family:
Eucalyptus saligna
Tree Characteristics:
Tree can grow to a height of more 100-180 ft tall, with a trunk diameter of 3-5 ft
Geographic Area:
Australia – Queensland and New South Wales
Color:
The heartwood ranges in color from dark pink to reddish brown. The sapwood is distinctly lighter in color
Photosensitivity:
Undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight muting of the colors over time and darkening to a medium brownish red
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Grain:
The grain is straight with some interlocking
Texture:
Coarse texture
Drying Characteristics:
Needs plenty of time to dry properly to prevent checking and warping.
Working Characteristics:
Relatively easy to work with both hand and power tools. It is also known to be easy to sand and accepts a finish well.
Durability Rating:
Sydney Blue Gum is very hard and tough, and moderately durable
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