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REDGUM, FOREST

Eucalyptus tereticornis

Eucalyptus tereticornis of the family Myrtaceae. Native to all of Australia but also grows in California and parts of Asia.

Given the vast array of eucalyptus species, I find it surprising that there is only one species listed for this common name. Quite unusual for Australian woods, which often have several Eucalyptus species associated with any given common name.

NOTE: although forest redgum is the technically correct name for this wood, it is MUCH more common to call it forest red gum (with a space)

my samples:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions


forest redgum veneer --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sheet was contributed to the site by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.

web pics:

It should be noted that the majority of the pics on this page were lifted, with permission, from a site and from wood forum postings, all done by an Australian sawyer whom I know only as MapleMan. I thank MapleMan for this and other contributions to the site. Mapleman is in Queensland, but I am not aware of any difference between Queensland forest redgum and that harvested anywhere else. Further, I should point out that many of these pics are of highly figured wood but as you can see if you look at all the pics, it is NOT always the case that the wood is this nicely figured.


planks, all from the same vendor and listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis


plank listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis


planks and closeup listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis


planks and closeup listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis


plank just listed as forest red gum








sets of slabs, all from the same vendor and listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis


plank listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis


plank listed as forest red gum / Eucalyptus tereticornis but I am dubious about this one. First, it doesn't look like ANY of the other pics (not just the color, but the graininess of the wood) and second, it is from a source which I have found to be frequently unreliable.


decking just listed as forest red gum


flooring listed as forest red gum