|Scientific Name:||Eucalyptus paniculata|
Ironbark is a popular and readily available Australian hardwood that is known for its colour and long-term performance.
One of the distinctive Australian eucalypts, Ironbark trees grow between 30-50m and have a trunk diameter of 1.5m. It can be recognised by its tough and coarse bark that has deep grooves and edges with a dark brown to black colour.
Ironbark has been a primary building material in Australia for over a century due to its strength and durability and continues to pay a significant role in infrastructure, commercial and residential projects.
Ironbark is a premium native Australian hardwood with a long-history as a preferred building material in Australia. With class 1 strength and durability ratings, ironbark is a preferred choice in wharf, bridge, railway, cross arms, and mining applications.
When seasoned and dressed, Ironbark is used for internal and external flooring and cladding. Ironbark is also utilised in decorative finishes in outdoor furniture, turning and joinery. The density of the timber makes it difficult to work and thus it is not suitable for applications that require fine detail.
This versatile timber can also be found in the boat construction and fit-out industry. Coating Ironbark with a premium wood protector such as Cutek’s range of timber protection oils is a great way to enhance the innate strength, longevity and aesthetic qualities of Ironbark.
Where is Ironbark Grown?
Ironbark is grown is north central Victoria, the inland slopes of New South Wales and sparingly in the coastal districts of Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. It is readily sourced across Australia.
All pictures shown are of real timber samples of the selected species. Each sample was coated with 2 coats of CUTEK® Extreme CD50 (including Colourtone) at single or double strength. The timber sample picture labelled “CLEAR” has been included to show the original colour of the timber for your ease of reference.
Colourtone swatches are shown below in groups of Brown Hues, Red Hues, Yellow Hues and White/Black Hues.
Please note that the colour, species, age and condition of your timber to be coated will impact the final colour and finish of all CUTEK® products. The colourtones on the CUTEK® website are representative only and may look different when applied to your specific timber project.
Always obtain a to assess your colour choice and product suitability for use on your actual timber BEFORE proceeding with your project.