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Common Name(s): Spotted Gum
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus maculata
Woodworking Qualities: Spotted gum is worked easily by hand and power tools, and nails and glues normally. Stain, finish, and paint are received well on the wood.
Janka Rating: Spotted Gum’s Janka rating is 2473, marking it above the median range of ratings for hardwood.
Species Characteristics: Spotted gum dries easily and has a faint scent like citrus or oranges. It has a high resistance to decay. A slight greasy feel to the wood is common.
Appearance: The sapwood of Spotted Gum is usually white, white the heartwood is a light brown to deep red-brown.
Color Change: Generally, Spotted Gum resists color change by oxidation and exposure to sunlight.
Uses: Spotted Gum’s primary uses are tool handles, poles, construction, and hardwood flooring.
Spotted Gum Origin:
Spotted Gum comes from Australia.