Figured Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus globulus, Eukalyptus ssp.

Trade Names

Figured Eucalyptus

Similar Woods

Figured Anegre


Australia, New Zealand


Today, most of the Figured Eucalyptus comes from Spain where this species occurs in the northern part. Also found in Australia and South America, however, for unknown reasons, the figure itself is much less distinct compared to that of the Spanish Eucalyptus. Figured Eucalyptus did not reach economic significance as veneers until the mid-nineties of the last century.


In those countries where figured wood is very popular – such as in North America, Asia, Middle East, Great Britain – the Figured Eucalyptus species is used for interior architectural woodwork, exclusive furniture and in ship building for interior design. Since the end of the nineties, this species is also being used for automotive dashboards.


The figure can vary. From a light, not very intensive figure in regular 90-degree-angles, or in patterns resembling stairs or bricks up to a strong and very marked figure. In case of a strong figure, checks can occur in the veneer surface, which may lead to difficulties in the final processing. Colour, too, varies greatly and ranges from a light yellow or a light green, up to a medium brown.


Difficult at times. Tools tend to become dull. Fibers may tear when planed.


Difficult, as this wood is extremely prone to warping.


Causes no problems.


No difficulty to produce any type of jointing.