Tasmanian Oak

Tasmanian Oak

Eucalyptus Obliqua

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.

Origin
Tasmania
Density
780

Application Suitability

Technical Data

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 Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Good
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
Tasmania
Specific Gravity
0.78
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
15
Tangential Shrinkage
6
Stability
Good
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Widely