Comparison Table

Species Comparison

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Blackbutt Ironbark Jarrah Karri Forest Redgum Silvertop Ash Southern Mahogany Spotted Gum Tallowwood Yellow Stringybark
Red
Grey
Name Eucalyptus Pilularis Eucalyptus Sideroxylon (red)
Eucalyptus Paniculata (grey)
Eucalyptus Marginata Eucalyptus Diversicolour Eucalyptus Tereticornis Eucalyptus Sieberi Eucalyptus Botryoides Corymbia Maculata Eucalyptus Microcorys Eucalyptus Muelleriana
Colour
(Heartwood)
Golden yellow to light brown Light grey / chocolate to deep red Deep brown and reds Reddish brown Light to dark red Cream-yellowish brown Deep pink to light reddish brown Light brown to deep reddish brown Pale to dark brownish yellow Yellowish brown
Colour
(Sapwood)
Similar colour but much paler Pale yellow Pale yellow to pink orange Pale greyish brown Pale grey or cream red Undistinguishable Pale yellow White to light brown White to light brown Pale, almost indistinguishable
Durability Class 1 Class 1 Class 2 Class 2 Class 1 Class 2 Class 2 Class 1 Class 1 Class 2
Common Sizes 65 x 19
86 x 19
130 x 19
136 x 19
135 x 32
65 x 19
86 x 19
130 x 19
136 x 19
135 x 32
65 x 19
65 x 20
86 x 19
85 x 20
130 x 19
130 x 20
65 x 19
86 x 19
130 x 19
65 x 19
86 x 19
130 x 19
136 x 19
55 x 19
65 x 20
80 x 19
85 x 20
90 x 22
105 x 32
135 x 19
135 x 32
140 x 22
55 x 19
80 x 19
86 x 20
100 x 19
42 x 19
65 x 19
86 x 19
130 x 19
135 x 19
135 x 32
140 x 25
64 x 19
86 x 19
130 x 19
55 x 19
80 x 19
90 x 22
100 x 19
130 x 19
130 x 32
Density 880 kg/m3 1090 kg/m3 820 kg/m3 900 kg/m3 960 kg/m3 850 kg/m3 910 kg/m3 990 kg/m3 990 kg/m3 880 kg/m3
Hardness Janka rating 9.1 Janka rating 14 Janka rating 8.5 Janka rating 9 Janka rating 12 Janka rating 9.5 Janka rating 9 Janka rating 11 Janka rating 8.6 Janka rating 8.5
Checking rating
Shrinkage rating
Availability Readily Available Readily Available Limited Availability Limited Availability Moderately Available Moderately Available Limited Availability Widely Available Moderately Available Moderately Available
BAL Rating 12.5
19
29
Grey
12.5
19
Red
12.5
19
29
12.5
19
12.5
19
12.5
19
12.5
19
29
12.5
19
12.5
19
12.5
19
12.5
19
Termite Resistant YES YES YES NO YES NO YES YES YES YES
Lyctid Borer Susceptible NO NO (grey)
YES (red)
YES NO NO NO NO YES YES NO
Tannin Leach Moderate Little Little Little Little Little Little Moderate Little to moderate Little
Origin NSW, QLD VIC, NSW, QLD WA WA VIC, NSW, QLD, PNG TAS, VIC, NSW VIC, NSW VIC, NSW, QLD NSW, QLD VIC, NSW
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