Red Iron Bark

Eucalyptus Sinderoxylon by its Latin name, is from the Myrtaceae family and also known as Mugga.

Region

Malawai on Mount Mulanje.

Qualities

The material is very hard to work due to its density. Sharp tools are needed for the cutting and planing. It can be limiting in some applications, requiring fine detailing.

Density

1120kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

The heartwood colour is a deep red, highly durable, hard and dense yet fine grained. Sapwood is very distinctive pale yellow to white in colour. Texture is medium and even.

Uses

Flooring, Decking, Heavy Construction, Poles, Sleepers, Furniture, Handles, Bridges, Boat-Building and  Turnery.