tasmanian oak wood


The tallest known flowering tree in the world, Tasmanian Oak grows in well- drained, high rainfall areas of Tasmania and Victoria, Australia.  It is an evergreen tree that grows very quickly.  Often referred to as Swamp Gum or Stringy Gum, it is a member of the eucalyptus family.

Highly regarded for its long, clear, straight sections free from knots, builders and furniture makers alike use this material for everything from paneling to steam-bending.  It is also becoming more and more popular for flooring due to its lovely golden blonde heartwood.  Gum veins are common, adding to the uniqueness of this material!

Characteristics of Tasmanian Oak

Origin of Wood Type Australia
Botanical Name Eucalyptus regnans
Specific Gravity 0.65
Avg. Weight Per BF 4 lb/ bf
Color Range Blonde – Golden Brown
Rarity / Availability Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width 6″ to 30″
Typical Avg. Length 8′ to 12′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Furniture, Cabinetry, Paneling, Steam-Bending, Hardwood Flooring, Veneer, Window Frames and many other uses
Lumber Grades Flitch, Quartersawn, Quartersawn (Figured), Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium); Veneer
Other Trade Names Mountain Ash, Victorian Ash, Swamp Gum, Stringy Gum

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