Stringybark Hardwood Timber Species Specification.

Hardwood Timber Species Specification Data:
Stringybark (Blend of Stringybark species)

Stringybark, an Australian Hardwood Species used in Plank Flooring
Hardwood Species: Stringybark

Description of Species Stringybark

A collection of different blondewood species, stringybark varietals are often found in the Northern Territory. While heights can vary considerably, many stringybark species top out at around 45 meters tall and features bark that has been described as tessellated, rough, and, well, stringy – hence the common name of this group of tree species.

Stringybark as a species group is rather isolated, having no close relatives when it comes to other tree species in Australia. Most commonly growing in woodlands characterised by high levels of moisture, these varietals are often found in tropical savannah woodlands, surrounded by a number of different cypress and eucalyptus species growing in dissected sandstone, clay, or sandy soil.

As a timber, stringybark has a moderately fine texture and has a notably straight grain. With its pale yellow hues that skew towards light brown and gold, this blondewood blend brings light and airy feelings into any location when used as flooring.

Stringybark has a Janka hardness score of 8, making it a middle-of-the-road timber that’s ideal for not just solid timber flooring but for parquetry and decking as well. This is supported by its moderate-to-low density of 750 kg/m³ – not quite dense enough for being used in engineered wood, but still robust and resilient enough to be a popular choice inside and out for anyone looking for a bright hardwood accent.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: range 950 kg/m³
Janka Hardness: 11.0 kN

These properties are only a guide, as timber is a natural product there will be variations within any species. The Janka Dry Hardness rating measures the hardness of the wood. The higher the number the harder the wood.

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Use this species in your next project

If you would like to use this species in your next project and need assistance with either choosing the correct flooring panels or the installation of your next flooring project then please get in touch with one of our flooring specialists using the form below.

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