The heartwood colour is a deep red. Sapwood is very distinctive, being a pale yellow in colour. Texture is medium and even.
Species Name: Ironbark – Red
Botantical Name(s) : Eucalyptus sideroxylon. Eucalyptus creba. Eucalyptus fibrosa
- Size and location information: The two most common Red Ironbarks are Mugga Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon) and Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark (E. creba). A third Ironbark that also falls into this category is Broad-leaved Red Ironbark (E. fibrosa). Mugga Ironbark extends from Victoria through the western slopes of NSW into southern Queensland. Narrow-leaved Red Ironbark is found in the coastal, tablelands and western plains areas of central to northern NSW and extends well up into Queensland in a belt between the coast and the just west of the Great Dividing Range. Broad-leaved Red Ironbark has a discontinuous distribution from the south coast of NSW to central coastal Queensland.
Density: Green: 1200kg/m3 Dry: 1100kg/m3
Shrinkage: 3.5% Radial, 7.0% tangential
Janka Hardness Rating: Dry: 11.9
Durability: In ground: Class 1 Above ground: Class 1
Lyctids Susceptibility: Yes
Termite Resistance (AS3660): Yes
Strength Group: S2/SD3
Fire Hazard Properties : Spread of flame: 5; Smoke Development: 3
Workability : The material is very hard to work, limiting some applications requiring fine detailing.
Uses: Applications include heavy engineering, marine structures, poles, boat building, framework, flooring and decking.
Availability: Plentiful. Select joinery grade grade tends to have a lot shorter length spec