Why You Should Choose Tasmanian Oak Furniture
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Warm, dense and resilient, Tasmanian Oak is the preferred hardwood for a wide range of applications.
It works extremely well and produces an excellent finish. It can be used in all forms of construction as scantlings, panelling and flooring, and can be glue-laminated to cover long spans. Veneers, plywood and engineered products are also available. It is also a popular furniture timber, and eucalypt fibre is sought after for reconstituted board and production of high-quality paper.
Tasmanian Oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink. It is recognised for its excellent staining qualities, which allow ready matching with other timbers, finishes or furnishings.
As the tallest flowering plant in the world, E. regnans grow up to 100m. E. delegatensis and E. obliqua do not reach these heights, reaching about 70m with the tallest trees achieving 90m.
The species produce buds in clusters of seven or more, with white cream flowers. The flowers are hermaphroditic.The leaves are asymmetrical and rounder in shape in their juvenile forms. E. regnans has green, asymmetrical lance-shaped leaves. E. obliqua has asymmetrical glossy green, leathery lance-shaped leaves while E. delegatensis has dull blue-green asymmetrical sickle-shaped leaves.
The bark of each of these species is characteristically ‘stringy’. E. obliqua’s bark is rough and persistent to the small branches. E. regnans’ rough bark sheds in long ribbons and is often seen hanging from the branches. E. delegatensis has reddish-brown to grey bark with longitudinal furrows on the lower trunk.
Source: Excerpt from the website of Original Tasmanian Timber https://tasmaniantimber.com.er/specia=es/blackwood/
Victorian Ash refers to the hardwood produced by two species – Eucalyptus regnans and Eucalyptus delegatensis when sourced from Victoria. Tasmanian Oak refers to the hardwood produced by three species – Eucalyptus regnans, Eucalyptus obliqua and Eucalyptus delegatensis, when sourced from Tasmania.
A strong and stable timber, Tasmanian oak offers good all round workability. It planes, sands, finishes and glues well, and will readily steam and bend. This makes Tasmanian oak is ideal for internal applications and furniture.