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Timber species

Typical hardness for the most common species

  • Alpine ash                 4.9
  • Black butt                  9.1
  • Blackwood                 5.9
  • Blue gum                  9.0
  • Brush box                 9.5
  • Cypress pine             6.1
  • Ironbark grey          14.0
  • Ironbark red            14.0
  • Jarrah                       8.5
  • Karri                         9.0
  • Forest red gum         12.0
  • Rose gum                  7.5
  • Spotted gum            11.0
  • Stringy bark              6.0
  • Tallowood                  8.6
  • Tasmanian oak          6.0
  • Turpentine               12.0·

 

This is guide only.There will be variation within one specie.The higher the number the harder the wood