Messmate is a well-known Australian Hardwood, Messmate is sometimes also known a stringybark, can be used in a variety of applications. Messmate trees can grow up to 90m tall with a diameter of up to 3m which creates straight grain that occasionally interlocks. The timber from messmate has an even but moderately coarse texture and is warm and rich in detail. The heartwood is light brown while the colour of sapwood can range from pale yellow to pale brown. Messmate often has subtle hints of peach through timber also.