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
UnseasonedS2 (High)
SeasonedSD3 (Reasonably High)

 

Durability
In-GroundClass 3 (5-15 years)
Above-GroundClass 2 (15-40 years)
Density
Unseasoned1180 kg/m3
Seasoned910 kg/m3
Hardness
Unseasoned7.0Kn (Janka)
Seasoned9.0Kn (Janka)
Lyctid Borer SusceptibilityNot Susceptible
Fire ResistantBAL19 (Resistant)

Uses

General Comments

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

SpeciesE. Botryoides
Common NameSouthern Mahogany
Density – Dry920kg/m3
Density – Green1180kg/m3
Strength GroupS2 SD3
% Shrinkage-Radial5.0
% Shrinkage-Tangential10.0
MOE – Dry18
MPA – Green15
MOR – Dry130
MPA – Green84
Hardness – Dry9.0
Hardness – Green7.0
Durability Class(above ground)2
Durability Class(in ground)3
Lyctus BoreNon-Susceptible
Av.External Life(above ground)15 – 25 years
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