Saligna

Eucalyptus Grandis by its Latin name, is from the Myrtaceae family and also known as Blue gum, Blue Sydney gum, Saligna.

Region

Australia and South Africa

Qualities

An easy wood to work with. Its is a bit fibrous and care needed when cross cutting. It nails, screw and glues and stains easily.

Density

660kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

The sap wood is pale yellow, fairly well defined from the light pink or rose brown heartwood is usually straight grained or interlocked,texture is rather coarse. It is not very durable.

Uses

Building, Construction, Poles, Cladding, Flooring, Panelling, Formwork, Furniture, Boxes, Crates, Scaffolding.