Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.)

Eucalyptus timber, derived from the Eucalyptus spp. family of trees features a light to medium brown colour with a straight grain and a smooth texture. In boxmaking, we choose woods for their decorative appeal rather than their strength.

Characteristics of Eucalyptus

  1. Colour/Appearance – Light to medium brown colour.
  2. Grain/Texture – The grain is typically straight, with occasional interlocking patterns. Its texture is smooth and even, making it easy to work.
  3. Odour – Typically has a faint, pleasant scent reminiscent of its natural oils.
  4. Sustainability – Known for their rapid growth and resilience, making them a sustainable choice for timber production.
  5. Common Uses – Used in a wide range of woodworking, including furniture, flooring, cabinetry, and outdoor decking. Its durability and attractive appearance make it a versatile material for both indoor and outdoor projects.
  6. Alternative Names – Known by alternative names as eucalypt or gumwood, reflecting its botanical name and usage.
  7. Countries of Origin – Trees are native to Australia and also found in various other regions around the world, including South America, Africa, and Asia.
  8. Box/Furniture Making – Used in furniture making for its durability and attractive appearance. Its natural resistance to decay and insect damage makes it suitable for outdoor furniture.

Wood Alternatives Based on Colour

  1. Walnut – Offers a rich, dark brown colour similar to eucalyptus, making it a suitable alternative where a deeper hue is desired.
  2. Oak – Features a light to medium brown colour with distinctive grain patterns, providing a classic and timeless alternative to eucalyptus for furniture making.
  3. Cherry – Warm reddish-brown colour that can resemble certain varieties of eucalyptus, making it a viable alternative for achieving similar decorative qualities in furniture projects.


Eucalyptus timber is prized for its light to medium brown colour, straight grain, and smooth texture, making it a versatile choice forfurniture projects. Its attractive appearance makes it a popular option for indoor and outdoor applications.

More information for Eucalyptus

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Related species:

Eucalyptus burr, Smoked Eucalyptus

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