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This is one of Australia's most sought-after timber species – and with good reason! Spotted Gum offers a striking appearance and beautiful colour palette, bringing a warmth to every application.
A premium native Australian hardwood, spotted gum is known for its beauty, natural durability and strength. Grown along the east coast, from northeast Victoria to Queensland, it is named for its bark – which sheds in places, giving it a spotted appearance. With slender, straight trunks, Spotted Gum is readily available and easy to use.
Thanks to the strength and resilience of Spotted Gum, it’s the ideal choice for a wide variety of structural applications, including both indoor and exterior projects. Loved by architects and designers, it can be used in everything from wharf and bridge construction to framing, flooring, decking and cladding.
From rich coffees to light browns, Spotted Gum timber offers a beautiful range of colours to bring character and warmth to any space. It also features an attractive wavy grain throughout the timber, which offers a fiddle-back appearance that truly sets this timber apart. We recommend staining or oiling our Spotted Gum, as it ensures its attractive colours are bought to the forefront; or left to weather for a natural appearance.
Known for its resilience, Spotted Gum timber offers an excellent level of durability to a wide range of applications. When used below ground, it can be expected to last between 15 and 25 years, whilst it will last well above 40 years. For this reason, it can be an excellent choice for everything from structural to feature projects.
Thanks to a slight greasiness within the timber, Spotted Gum is actually incredibly easy to work with, especially when machining and boring. With the addition of seasoning, it takes incredibly well to nailing and screws. However, despite the ease in which it can be used, it is still remarkably strong – no compromise needed.
With a high shrinking rate, it’s critical that you use Spotted Gum timber that is pre-dried – unless you’re factoring it into your building process. This is especially true if you’re using the timber for exterior purposes such as cladding and decking.
Spotted Gum is an excellent choice for those that live in fire prone areas – as it is rated for use between BAL 12.5 to 29. This means it can be used in areas where there is a threat of ember attack and burning debris without extensive damage occurring.
Common through Victoria, New South Wales and Southern Queensland, Spotted Gum timber in Melbourne is readily available at Everist Timber – and if we don’t have it in stock, we will order it in immediately to ensure your project is completed on schedule.
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Everist Timber supplies an extensive range of spotted gum timber across many Melbourne areas, including: Berwick, Cranbourne, Flinders, Frankston, Mt Martha, Rosebud, Somerville, Mt Eliza, Red Hill, Sorrento, Hastings, Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.