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High Quality Spotted Gum Veneer Varieties Created to Enhance Your Projects

by Matilda Veneer Manager

The spotted gum tree has straight, slender trunks with smooth bark that is shed in patches, giving the trees their characteristic ‘spotted’ appearance. Spotted timber veneer in Australia is used in a variety of engineering applications ranging from wharf and bridge construction to cross-arms and railway sleepers. It is a minimal staining timber, so it is less prone to bleed through tannins compared to many other species. The tree’s clean, white bark is thicker than most other gum species. This feature of the tree provides better protection to its sensitive cambium layer. It is also widely used for all low wear and dry vertical interior applications.

The heartwood of spotted gum timber veneer ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. Its sapwood is usually white to light brown in colour. Spotted gum timber veneer in Australia has a slightly greasy feel that aids in its easy machining and boring. When used for 18 mm or thicker components, they do not require fire retardant treatment for use in construction projects.

The outer layer of bark peels off in patches rather than ribbons, and the lower branches die off, leaving a clean bole. This characteristic of the timber veneer in Australia reduces the risk of fire. Far less wood is required than solid wood while using timber veneer. Which means fewer trees are needed to achieve your surface design and the impact on forests is reduced. With subtle variations in panel colour, texture and grain, timber veneers in Australia provide an incomparably beautiful aesthetic. You can create a truly striking environment using natural timber. 

Natural durability and strength

Spotted gum veneer is made from premium Australian hardwood which is widely used in structural, and exterior and internal applications. This native Australian hardwood comes with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength. Architects and designers in Australia and throughout the world value spotted gum veneer for its back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette.

The hardwood grows along the east coast of Australia, from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland and western areas of southern Queensland. Sawn timber from these species is also available throughout the length and breadth of Australia. Spotted gum veneer can be book-matched or slip-matched. The quarter cut may be best specified as slip-matched. For very large areas of timber veneer in Australia, such as walls and ceilings, it is advisable to specify this species as random-matched colour-blended.

Elevate the look of your interiors

Natural variances in timber veneer provide it the feel of real wood. Its sequence can be matched for a continuous pattern and coordinated with flooring and other interior applications. Polishing of all panels with a non-yellowing UV inhibitor is recommended to protect the colour of your veneer. Wood veneer panels look very luxurious, and they will elevate the look of any room they have been placed in. Thankfully, they look much more expensive than they actually are. The panels come in a variety of colours and designs, so you will be able to match these timber wood panels with other furniture in your household should you wish to do so.

Edging to enhance appearance and aid in moisture resistance

Edging is usually applied in cabinetry and furniture. It refers to a narrow strip of timber veneer placed around the edges of a panel. Timber veneer in Australia is also used to cover the exposed edges of raw panel substrates such as MDF or particleboard. Edging helps in creating the appearance of solid material, seals the exposed edges and enhances their resistance to moisture and damage.

Tone, texture, and grain for every design

Matilda Veneer offers the best-quality spotted gum veneer for use in a variety of applications including cladding, lining and joinery, quality indoor and outdoor furniture, and parquetry. The uniqueness of every log of timber veneer in Australia, available at Matilda Veneer, means that each project will have its own unique look and appeal. Each veneer is meticulously selected and carefully crafted to ensure the very best quality and consistency. Matilda Veneer has a texture, tone, and grain for all your designs. When your vision demands only the best surface solutions in spotted gum veneer and other timber veneers in Australia, Matilda Veneer has the most exceptional range for you.

While sourcing spotted gum veneer and timber veneer in Australia from Matilda Veneer, you can have the confidence that the spotted gum timber is sustainably sourced and regrown.


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