Tasmanian Oak

Eucalyptus obliqua (technical data below), Eucalyptus delegatensis, Eucalyptus regnans
Tasmanian Oak
Eucalyptus obliqua (technical data below), Eucalyptus delegatensis, Eucalyptus regnans

Heartwood pale to light brown in colour with a pinkish tinge. Sapwood is pale yellow, usually distinguishable from the heartwood. Texture moderately coarse but even. Grain sometimes interlocked. Growth rings visible but not prominent. Gum veins are common. Also known as Messmate.

Properties

DENSITY 780
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 118
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 3.50
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 5.7
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Non Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Tasmania
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.78
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 15
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 6
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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