Tasmanian Oak

Blonde Timber Species

Species Name: Tasmanian Oak

Botanical name(s): Trading name. Made up of multiple species including Mountain Ash, Alpine Ash, Messmate,

Size and location information: Large hardwood of the mountain regions of Tasmania and Victoria.

Description: Tasmanian Oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink.

Density: Green: 1000kg/m3, Dry: 700kg/m3

Janka Hardness Rating: Dry: 4.9

Shrinkage: Between 25% and 5% MC, radial movement is approximately 0.23% per 1% MC Change; tangential movement about 0.36% per 1% MC change

Durability: In ground: Class 4 Above ground: Class 3

Lyctids Susceptibility: Yes

Termite Resistance (AS3660): No

Strength Group: Seasoned SD3 and SD4, unseasoned S3 and S4

Fire Hazard properties:
Ignitability:
Spread of flame: 8
Smoke Development: 3

Workability
Tasmanian Oak is a warm, dense and resilient hardwood. It works extremely well and produces an excellent finish. It can be used in

Finishing. Will readily accept paint, stain and polish.

Uses:
All forms of construction, furniture; home fit out, particularly flooring. It has very good staining qualities to match with other timbers.

Availability:
Native forests are being closed from logging. Will become scarce over time.

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