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:
Spread of flame: 8
Smoke Development: 3
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.
All forms of construction, furniture; home fit out, particularly flooring. It has very good staining qualities to match with other timbers.
Native forests are being closed from logging. Will become scarce over time.