Spotted Gum

Otherwise known as Eucalyptus maculata, this species is a large hardwood that grows prolifically along the east coast of Australia from the Victoria/NSW boarder up to around Maryborough in Qld. Called spotted gum because of the spotty, blotchy appearance on the trunk. Traditionally used for heavy construction including bridges and such things as poles and shipbuilding whereas now days it used extensively for flooring, stair treads and furniture. It is a challenging timber to use for furniture making due to the large colour variations however the rewards in the end are well worth the effort.