Grey Box Timber Species – Eucalyptus moluccan
Grey Box AKA Box Grey
Colour – Heartwood is usually pale brown but sometimes yellowish in colour. Sapwood usually distinct and lighter in colour.
Grain – Fine, uniform, even textured, usually interlocked
Density – 1105 kg/m3
Durability – Class 1 – Highly resistant to decay when in ground contact or in persistently damp or badly ventilated situations
Hardness – Very Hard (rated 1 on a 6 class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools.
Sapwood – Pale grey-brown
Heartwood – Light brown to yellow brown
Texture – Uniform and fine. Grain generally interlocked
Vessels – Small, numerous, mostly solitary. Heavily tylosed.
Parenchyma – Not visible with hand lens
Rays – Very Fine
Burning Splinter Test – A Match size splinter burns to buff ash