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Brazilian Eucalyptus (Rose Gum)

Scientific Name:

Eucalyptus grandis

Other Names and Species:

Flooded gum
Rose gum
Scrub gum

Origin:

Australia

Appearance:

The sapwood of Brazilian eucalyptus is light brown while the heartwood ranges from pale pinkish to reddish brown. The species has a prominent, straight and interlocked grain. Brazilian eucalyptus has a somewhat coarse and uniform texture.

Properties:

Brazilian eucalyptus's sapwood has a natural resistance to borers. The species has a moderate natural resistance to decay and the wood remains smooth under friction. Brazilian eucalyptus should be carefully dried to prevent checking in the wood.

Janka Hardness: 1125

As a flooring option, Brazilian eucalyptus is somewhat softer of a wood. is a hard and durable flooring option. It is nearly two percent as harder than makore, a little over eleven percent harder than black walnut, is just over eighty-seven percent as hard as red oak, and only slightly over fifty-one percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.

Workability:

Brazilian eucalyptus is not overly difficult to saw properly. This takes both nailing and glueing well. The wood accepts stain and paint well, and polishes to a quality finish.

Principal Uses:

Some of Brazilian eucalyptus's uses include flooring, mouldings, joinery, boat building, furniture, and joinery.

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