The Versatile, Durable, and Aesthetic Eucalyptus Wood

The Versatile, Durable, and Aesthetic Eucalyptus Wood

The eucalyptus tree is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after materials in the woodworking industry. This Eucalyptus wood has a wide range of characteristics that make it incredibly versatile and aesthetically pleasing. From its unique grain patterns to its durability and strength, eucalyptus wood is truly a top-notch material for any type of building or furniture project. 



What is Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus tree (Eucalyptus grandis) also known as Red Gum is a hardwood native to eastern Australia. Eucalyptus wood is regarded as one of the weakest when compared to other woods in terms of resistance against rots and pests.

Janka Hardness

1420 lbf(6,330 N)

Tree size

65-100 ft


Eucalyptus tree is aesthetically rich with its pink to reddish brown in color, and with a straight grain or slightly interlocked. These interlocked patterns can cause some tearout while working while  straight grained portions may not. 

Eucalyptus trees don't have any characteristic odour while working. 

The Eucalyptus tree has low bluting effects and finishes high with glues and stains, working with the Eucalyptus is fairly simple.

Eucalyptus trees have high nail and screw holding capacities.

Aesthetic Appeal of Eucalyptus 

In terms of Aesthetics, the Eucalyptus tree is known for its vibrant pinkish-red hues and unique grain patterns. In fact, it's one of the primary species used in hardwood flooring since it adds a certain charm to any space with its distinct look.


 Additionally, its colour tends to deepen over time, adding an extra layer of richness to any room. Plus, this type of wood looks great when finished with several layers of stain or sealer; it really brings out the natural beauty within each plank! 

When considering adding some greenery to your outdoor space, consider incorporating an eucalyptus tree into your landscape plan for maximum visual appeal and environmental benefits alike! 


What is Eucalyptus tree used for

  • This tall, attractive Eucalyptus tree has many uses apart from wood uses; it provides a valuable resource for both people and animals alike. 
  • On top of its Aesthetic qualities, the Eucalyptus tree also boasts several key performance benefits. First off, it’s classified as a hardwood species and is known for being extremely durable making it ideal for furniture making and construction due to its strength and durability; it is also sometimes used as firewood or charcoal in some parts of the world. 


  • It can provide us with fuel wood when harvested sustainably, as well as with natural dyes for textiles when the Eucalyptus leaves are boiled in water.
  • Eucalyptus trees are found to own several medicinal properties against constipation and have anticarcinogenic properties.
  • In several amusement parks, and farms these Eucalyptus trees are grown for decorative purposes.
  • Eucalyptus trees provide an important food source for Koala and other animals. It also serves as shelter from predators or extreme weather conditions. 
  • The Barks and Eucalyptus leaves can also be used for treating mental depression as a temporary cure.


  • It’s also naturally resistant to rot and decay due to the presence of terpenes in its cell structure; this means that an eucalyptus-based product should last you many years before needing replacement or repair! 
  • The Eucalyptus flowers are a good source of nectar and pollen for bees.
  • The Eucalyptus woods are suitable firewood and they are used to make charcoal. etc

With all these amazing characteristics, it's no wonder why eucalyptus is quickly becoming one of the hottest materials in the woodworking world. 

Make sure to check out Exotic Wood Zone for everything from planks and panels to posts and beams so that you can get your hands on some quality eucalyptus wood and start creating something masterful.