Common Name(s): Yellow Box
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus melliodora
Distribution: Eastern Australia
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 67 lbs/ft3 (1,075 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .81, 1.08
Janka Hardness: 2,920 lbf (13,000 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 17,690 lbf/in2 (122.0 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 2,030,000 lbf/in2 (14.00 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 9,860 lbf/in2 (68.0 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.3%, Tangential: 10.5%, Volumetric: 15.9%, T/R Ratio: 2.0
Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from light pink to golden brown. Pale gray sapwood is sharply demarcated from heartwood. Commonly seen in burl form.
Grain/Texture: No data available.
Endgrain: No data available.
Rot Resistance: No data available.
Workability: No data available.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Yellow Box, though several other species within the Eucalyptus genus have been reported to cause various allergic reactions. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: Generally available in burl caps, sawn burl blocks, and small pieces of figured timber. Prices are high: on par with other imported solid-wood burl products.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Turned objects, knife and gun grips, and small specialty objects.
Comments: No data available.
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