Sugar gum

Eucalyptus cladocalyx

Sugar gum is a large eucalypt originally from a limited distribution in South Australia.

Wood description [more info]
Heartwood is pale yellow-brown, with fine uniform texture, grain commonly interlocked, hard and heavy.

Wood density [more info]
Air-dry density is about 1105 kg/m3, and basic density about 755 kg/m3.

Shrinkage [more info]
Tangential and radial shrinkage are about 10.5 and 6.0 per cent respectively.

Workability [more info]
-

Durability [more info]
Durability is described as 'moderate' and would therefore be CSIRO Durability Class 3 for decay.

Strength group and properties [more info]
Green and dry strength groups are S3 and SD3. The more important strength properties are given in the table below.

Property

Units

Green

Dry

Modulus of Rupture

MPa

73

110

Modulus of Elasticity

MPa

12400

16000

Max Crushing Strength

MPa

36

61

Hardness

KN

-

-

Uses [more info]
Previously used for poles, posts, general construction and railway sleepers. The timber has considerable potential for use as furniture.

Availability [more info]
Limited availability.

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