The Gum Family

bluegumBlue Gum

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus globulus
Location: Tasmania and southern Australia
Dried Weight: 51lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,370lbf
Crushing Strength: 11,160lbf /in2

Blue Gum has a heartwood that is light yellowish brown in color and a sapwood that is a pale gray/white color. The grain is interlocked and it has a uniform medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a low natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Blue Gum is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. It is fair to work with and glues and finishes well.

 

lemon scented

Lemon Scented Gum

Scientific Name: Corymbia citriodora
Location: Eastern Australia
Dried Weight: 59lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,900lbf
Crushing Strength: 9,600lbf /in2

No other information at the current time.

 

red-river-gumRed River Gum

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Location: Australia
Dried Weight: 54lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,160lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,375lbf /in2

No other information at the current time.

 

rosegumRose Gum

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus grandis
Location: eastern Australia
Dried Weight: 40lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,260lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,025lbf /in2

Rose Gum has a heartwood that is pink to reddish brown in color. The grain is usually straight or shallowly interlocked and it has a uniform, medium to coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Rose Gum is rated as durable to very durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well.

 

Spotted GumSpotted Gum

Scientific Name: Corymbia maculata
Location: Australia
Dried Weight: 59lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,330lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,410lbf /in2

No other information at the current time.

 

sweet gumSweet Gum

Scientific Name: Liquidambar styraciflua
Location: Southeastern United States
Dried Weight: 34lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 850lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,320lbf /in2

Sweet Gum has a wide sapwood that is whitish to light pink in color and it has a narrow heartwood that is gray to reddish brown. The grain is interlocked and it has a very fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a good natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Sweet Gum is rated as moderately to non-durable in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and turns, glues, and finishes well. It also responds well to steam bending.

 

Yellow GumYellow Gum

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus leucoxylon
Location: Southern Australia
Dried Weight: 63lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 2,470lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,410lbf /in2

No other information at the current time.

 

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