The timber is very hard to work, limiting some applications requiring fine detailing. The heartwood is highly durable (Class 1), allowing a wide range of external applications.
Grey Ironbark was one of the first species to be utilised by the early settlers in the neighbourhood of Port Jackson, for bridging, house building, piles and generally where great strength and durability were required.
Grey Ironbark grows in the coastal districts of New South Wales and Queensland.
Heartwood colour varies considerably, from pale brown to dark chocolate brown and dark red. Sapwood brown to creamy brown. Texture moderately coarse and even. Grain usually interlocked. Growth rings not easily distinguished.
Typically used in flooring, decking, heavy engineering construction, marine construction, poles, piles, sleepers, shipbuilding.
Average Hardness Rating – Dry: Very Hard