Tasmanian Oak

Tasmanian OakScientific Name:
Eucalyptus delegatensis / Eucalyptus regnans / Eucalyptus obliqua

Other Names and Species:
Messmate Stringybark
Brown-Top Stringybark

Origin:
Australia

Appearance:
The sapwood of tasmanian oak is pale brown, while the heartwood is light brown to a faint pink in color. The species has a straight, sometimes wavy grain and is open and coarse in nature.

Properties:
Tasmanian oak does not have a natural resistance to decay, and lacks any noticable odor. Tasmanian oak requires some care to dry properly as checking can occur.

Janka Hardness: 1350
Tasmanian oak is thirty-five percent harder than teak, just slightly softer than white oak (about one percent), seven percent softer than hard maple, thitry percent softer than jarrah, and about sixty-one percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.

Workability:
Tasmanian oak responds well to cutting tools, with only slight blunting occuring on cutting edges. Both nails and glue holds well with tasmanian oak flooring. This species accepts stain well and works to a good polish.

Principal Uses:
Tasmanian oak's uses flooring, cabinetry, paneling, rough construction, sub-flooring and tables.

 

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