Common Name(s): Coolibah, Coolibah burl

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus coolabah, Eucalyptus microtheca

Distribution: Australia

Tree Size: 25-50 ft (8-15 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 68 lbs/ft3 (1,085 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .81, 1.09

Janka Hardness: 3,730 lbf (16,590 N)

Modulus of Rupture: No data available

Elastic Modulus: No data available

Crushing Strength: No data available

Shrinkage: No data available

Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from brownish pink to darker reddish brown. Thin sapwood is grayish white. Nearly always seen in burl form.

Grain/Texture: Grain is generally interlocked, with a fine texture.

Endgrain: No data available.

Rot Resistance: No data available.

Workability: No data available.

Odor: No characteristic odor.

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Coolibah has been reported to cause skin irritation. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Pricing/Availability: Almost without exception sold as burl caps or blanks. Prices are very high, on par with most other imported Australian burls.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Turned objects, knife and gun grips, inlay, and other small specialty items.

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