Messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua)
Messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua)

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Common Name(s): Messmate, Stringybark

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus obliqua

Distribution: Southeastern Australia

Tree Size: 150-250 ft (46-76 m) tall, 4-8 ft (1.2-2.4 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 47 lbs/ft3 (750 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .57, .75

Janka Hardness: 1,520 lbf (6,750 N)

Modulus of Rupture: 16,290 lbf/in2 (112.3 MPa)

Elastic Modulus: 2,071,000 lbf/in2 (14.29 GPa)

Crushing Strength: 8,710 lbf/in2 (60.1 MPa)

Shrinkage: Radial: 5.3%, Tangential: 10.3%, Volumetric: 15.4%, T/R Ratio: 1.9

Color/Appearance: No data available.

Grain/Texture: No data available.

Endgrain: No data available.

Rot Resistance: No data available.

Workability: No data available.

Odor: No characteristic odor.

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Messmate has been reported to cause skin and respiratory irritation, as well as asthma-like symptoms. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Pricing/Availability: No data available.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: No data available.

Comments: No data available.

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Scans/Pictures: Pictured is an exceptionally curly sample of Messmate, and should not be considered typical of this species.

Messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua)
Messmate (sanded)
Messmate (sealed)
Messmate (sealed)
Messmate (endgrain)
Messmate (endgrain)
Messmate (endgrain 10x)
Messmate (endgrain 10x)

Messmate (knife scales)
Messmate (knife scales)
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