Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus ssp.

Trade Names

Eucalyptus

Similar Woods

Coigue, Anegre

Origin

Australia, New Zealand

Range

This species is also cultivated today in plantations situated in northern parts of Spain, East Africa and South America. Of economic importance there, also as veneer wood. In Australia, Eucalyptus trees can reach 110 m in height and are considered to be the tallest trees in the world. Extremely quick growth when cultivated in plantations.

Uses

Plain Eucalyptus – like Eucalyptus Pommele and Figured Eucalyptus – is rarely used as face veneer, but mostly for sides and for interior veneers as the wood is not very expressive. Besides for veneers, Eucalyptus is used for railroad ties and in ship and vehicle construction. As plantation wood mostly used for paper production.

Properties

Colour ranges from a light grey to yellow, up to a light brown. Colour variations within one single log are normal.

Machining

Sometimes problematic. Tools tend to become dull. When planed, fibers may tear. Screw and nail joints should be pre-drilled.

Seasoning

Difficult. Highly prone to warp. Danger of cell collapse.

Finishing

Problem-free. Takes varnishes well.

Jointing

All methods can be applied without any problems.
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