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Popular Locally Grown Timber For Flooring and Decking
Originally from Australia, but now well established in New Zealand’s North Island. The colour ranges from light to dark pink. The grain is usually interlocked, occasionally straight. The texture is coarse. To facilitate drying the timber is always quarter sawn.
Saligna is a very popular timber for all ranges of exterior and interior joinery. It is also a prevalent timber for T&G Flooring and decking outside. It nails and screws fairly well. Stains and polishes reasonably well.
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BOTANICAL NAMES: Eucalyptus Saligna; Myrtaceae
DISTRIBUTION: Eastern Coastal regions of New South Wales and South East Queensland (Australia). COLOUR: The timber ranges in colour from a pale pink to a brick red.
GRAIN: The grain is straight or slightly interlocking and has a moderate to coarse texture.
DURABILITY: Heartwood classed as durable, particularly out of ground contact. Sapwood will take some pressure treatment—class 2 Durability above ground.
SEASONING: Prone to shrinkage and distortion. Air dry to 30% MC then kiln with care. Post kiln recondition is recommended.
WORKING QUALITIES: The timber machines reasonably well but does blunt planer knives quickly. It glues well and accepts stains easily and evenly. Unlike the ash type Eucalyptus Tasmania Oak, there is no need to quartersaw. Back sawn boards give good results.
USES: Saligna is used in New Zealand as decking but is better used as interior tongue and groove flooring. It is also used for furniture manufacture, stairs and other internal finishing lines. Occasionally marketed with Eucalyptus Botryoides for exterior decking.
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