Victorian Ash

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Durability: Moderately Durable
Colour: Light
Sizes available: 25, 40, 50 mm

Trade Name:  Victorian Ash
Botanical Species:  Eucalyptus delegatensis
Other Names:   Tasmanian Oak, Mountain Ash
Country of Origin:  Australia
Air Dry Density:  660kgs/m³
Durability: Moderately durable
Strength:   6+ (on a scale from 1 – 10)


Difficult to dry
Requires a long period of air seasoning


  • The timber is quarter sawn to facilitate drying.
  • The colour ranges from light beige to light brown with sometimes a pink tint.
  • The grain is usually straight but sometimes interlocked or wavy.
  • Such material often produces an attractive fiddle-back figure.

Working Qualities:

  • The timber saws and machines well.
  • Re-sawing or deep cutting is not recommended.
  • Finishes well and can be glued, screwed, stained satisfactory.


  • Timber for interior joinery , cabinet making and finishing. Great for flooring.

Product Attributes:

  • Colour varies from light beige to light brown, often with a pinkish tinge.
  • Available in square sections.
  • Fixed width boards available.
  • Glues, stains and polishes well.
  • Long lengths available.
  • Veneers available.

Product Limitations:

  • Gum steaks are a regular occurrence.
  • Colour variations do occur.