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Red Grandis

Red Grandis is FSC Pure (Eucalyptus grandis), a plantation-grown FSC Pure, uniform hardwood timber. Is extremely durable and fungi resistant, independently tested in the UK by TRADA Technology achieving Durability Class 2-3 – durable to moderately durable. Structurally tested – BRE tests also prove D35 structural properties and C36 density. Supplied as sawn hardwood, for added dimensional stability, less waste and reduced production time.

Thicknesses

Subject to availability

4/4
5/4
6/4
7/4
8/4
9/4
10/4
12/4
16/4
20/4
1/2"
3/4"
1"

Lengths

8 to 15 ft long

Distribution

Grown in plantations in Uruguay

Scientific Name

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus grandis)

Specific Gravity: Basic

0.60

Specific Gravity: 12% MC

0.85

Janka Hardness

1420

Colour/Appearance

Colour ranges from a lighter salmon pink to a darker brownish red. Appearance has been likened to both Black Cherry and Honduran Mahogany. Colour tends to deepen with age.

Grain/Texture

Colour ranges from a lighter salmon pink to a darker brownish red. Appearance has been likened to both Black Cherry and Honduran Mahogany. Colour tends to deepen with age.

Endgrain

Diffuse-porous; medium pores arranged in diagonal rows; exclusively solitary; tyloses occasionally present; growth rings indistinct; rays usually not visible without lens; parenchyma vasicentric.

Rot Resistance

Mixed reports, with most sources rating the heartwood as moderately durable in regard to decay resistance, though it is susceptible to insect attack.

Workability

Generally easy to work, though it can burn easily. Glues, stains, and finishes well.

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 Red Grandis.

Pricing/Availability

Should be reasonably priced, especially for an import. (This is most likely due to the source of the wood: which is exclusively grown on plantations.)

Sustainability

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