WANDOO EXOTIC WOOD
Wandoo, a native species to Western Australia, is most commonly found growing in shallow valleys or on low ridges. Sometimes referred to as “White Gum”, it is a member of the eucalyptus family.
A very dense wood, Wandoo needs to be dried carefully to avoid checking and end splits. The heartwood color is gold to reddish brown and sap is usually minimal. It is most commonly used for furniture and flooring.
Another fascinating characteristic of Wandoo is its “wild natural edge”- it looks as if it is from a different world.
Characteristics of Wandoo
|Origin of Wood Type||Western Australia|
|Botanical Name||Eucalyptus alba|
|Avg. Weight Per BF||5.5 lb/ bf|
|Color Range||Gold – Brown|
|Rarity / Availability||Available|
|Typical Avg. Width||5″ to 30″|
|Typical Avg. Length||8′ to 12′|
|Avg. Waste Factor||0.3|
|Wood Uses||Fine Furniture, Guitar Building / Instrument making, Wood Turning, Gunstocks, Wood Carving, Box Making, Hardwood Flooring and many other uses|
|Lumber Grades||Flitch- Figured (Heavy), Figured (Medium)|
|Other Trade Names||White Gum|