Timber Species

Southern Ash

Eucalyptus Nitens

Southern Ash, also known as Shining Gum ranges from pale to dark brown often with a more significant colour variation than other hardwoods. This timber is defined by features such as veins, knots and other natural markings that will vary from piece to piece.

Shining gum is prevalent in the mountain areas of east Gippsland and south-eastern NSW as well as the northern tablelands of NSW to an altitude of 1600m.

Janka Rating: 5.8

Different species of timber have different hardness ratings called Janka Ratings. The higher the number, the harder the timber. This is an important thing to consider when choosing your timber flooring.