Messmate has a beautiful colour which varies from pale browns through to light yellows and generally with some gum vein and knots that gives it a unique grain pattern. It is a species that is rich in detail with an even texture and beautiful growth rings. Standard & Feature grades will also have varying degrees of gum veins which look stunning.
Messmate – Eucalyptus Oblique – is a well-known hardwood species that has been used in a variety of applications for decades. It grows in Tasmania and Victoria, and on the tablelands of New South Wales and southern Queensland. Messmate has a beautiful complexion when used for flooring and also works well in tables and dressed timber, it also accepts stains well.
This species is a great timber for Flooring– we have in very wide boards – with a Janka rating of 7.1. Should you want to match an outdoor timber with Messmate, it would be best to use either Silvertop Ash, Stringybark or Blackbutt as they would match perfectly.