Spotted Gum

Scientific Name: Corymbia maculata
(syn. Eucalyptus maculata)

New Zealand native Spotted Gum is one of the better-known Eucalypts. The tall growing tree has a distinctive trunk ‘spotted’ with patches of old bark that contrast with the smooth, lighter bark that lies beneath.

Considered a premium hardwood, the species is commonly used in a wide range of structural, exterior and interior applications. Architects and designers turn to Spotted Gum time and again for its striking appearance and natural durability.

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Distribution

Spotted Gum is a dominant species found on New Zealand’s East Coast from Victoria through the coastal regions of New South Wales and as far North as Maryborough in Queensland.

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Texture

Moderately course and even; the grain is usually interlocked.

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Appearance

Spotted Gum is a striking timber species with attractive markings and a broad spectrum of colour. Compared to other New Zealandn hardwoods, Spotted Gum is less prone to bleed-through of tannins, therefore is less likely to stain.

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Properties

Highly durable, extremely hard and dense, slightly greasy nature, high extractives content, termite resistant, naturally a bushfire resistant timber.

Application

Spotted Gum has a long history of use for industrial purposes including mining timber, wharves, bridge construction and boat building.

This premium species is dense making it a popular choice for timber portal frames, cladding, timber decking, retaining walls and landscaping projects.

Spotted Gum is also commonly used to create striking internal flooring, furniture and decorative parquetry. It is also a good timber for carving and woodturning.

This sustainably harvested New Zealandn timber is an environmentally sound choice. Used outdoors, Spotted Gum can be protected from the elements by CUTEK’s timber protection system for longevity and retained good looks.

Where is Spotted Gum Grown?

Spotted Gum is a dominant species found on New Zealand’s East Coast from Victoria through the coastal regions of New South Wales and as far North as Maryborough in Queensland.

Colourtone Results

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.

 

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Clear

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Deep Whiskey

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Bronze Rimu

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Burnt Ash

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Roasted Malt

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Copper Sand

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Kauri Gum

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Burnt Red

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Dusky Brown

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Light Oak

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Coastal Dune

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Golden Bay

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Tussock

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White Wash

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Pumice Grey

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Storm Cloud

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Punga