Tasmanian Oak 

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Tasmanian oak is light in colour, varying from a light brown to shades of reddish brown. It is recognised for its excellent staining qualities and is a premium Australian hardwood timber.

Name Tasmanian Oak,Victorian Ash
Size (mm) 85 x 12, 112 x 12, 133 x 12, 85 x 19, 108 x 19
Appearance Linear even grain
Colours Pale Cream to Pink and Reddish-Brown
Grades Prime
Profile Tongue & Groove
Janka Rating 5.5
Botanical Name Eucalyptus Delegatensis

Description

Grown in the mountainous areas of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Oak is a specially designed hardwood which is produced using three distinctive types of trees: Eucalyptus regnans, Eucalyptus obliqua, and Eucalyptus delegatensis, all of which are native to Australia.

It comes in a light colour and can range from a rough straw appearance to an elegant reddish brown with a moderate touch of cream or pink. It has been widely recognised for its impeccable staining qualities which allows it to be ready matched alongside other timbers, finishes or furnishings.

It is known to be marketed under different titles based on the location of where it is being sold. Within Victoria and NSW: the Tasmanian Oak is typically confused with the Victorian Ash hardwood as both are incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide arrange of applications. However, the difference can be visually seen with the Ash always being a lighter coloured veneer whilst the oak will draw more towards the darker veneers.

 

Application

When Australians look towards their preferred hardwood, the Tasmanian Oak is the one that distinguishes itself from the rest. Being smooth, strong, and sturdy, it can be used in a number of different ways and provides both a clean and exquisite finish for all your building needs.

The premium hardwood is applicable to all types of construction as well as interior applications such as flooring and interior panelling. It also serves as an extremely popular furniture timber, with the eucalypt fibre being very sought after for its use in the production of high-quality paper.

Tasmanian Oak can be used in the following applications:

  • Joinery
  • Panelling
  • Mouldings
  • Ralls & Balustrades
  • Stairs
  • Flooring