Southern Mahogany

Eucalyptus Botryoides


Southern Mahogany is valued for its rapid growth, high tolerance to frost and its beautiful red timber. It’s the striking red colour of the timber that makes it a valuable wood for visual applications like decking, flooring and cabinetry.

Origin– Southern Mahogany naturally occurs south eastern Australia, from Bairnsdale in Victoria to north of Newcastle in NSW.

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Properties (in accordance to the AS 5604)

Strength Group
Unseasoned S2 (High)
Seasoned SD3 (Reasonably High)

 

Durability
In-Ground Class 3 (5-15 years)
Above-Ground Class 2 (15-40 years)
Density
Unseasoned 1180 kg/m3
Seasoned 910 kg/m3
Hardness
Unseasoned 7.0Kn (Janka)
Seasoned 9.0Kn (Janka)
Lyctid Borer Susceptibility Not Susceptible
Fire Resistant BAL19 (Resistant)

Uses

General Comments

Ideal Decking Material. Interlocked Grain. Pink/red in colour. Hard wearing light feature.

Species E. Botryoides
Common Name Southern Mahogany
Density – Dry 920kg/m3
Density – Green 1180kg/m3
Strength Group S2 SD3
% Shrinkage-Radial 5.0
% Shrinkage-Tangential 10.0
MOE – Dry 18
MPA – Green 15
MOR – Dry 130
MPA – Green 84
Hardness – Dry 9.0
Hardness – Green 7.0
Durability Class(above ground) 2
Durability Class(in ground) 3
Lyctus Bore Non-Susceptible
Av.External Life(above ground) 15 – 25 years
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