How Eucalyptus Sizes Up To Traditional Wood

Posted on: May 15th, 2013

eucalyptus poles in stairs

Spotlight – How Amazing and Reliable Eucalyptus Sizes Up To Normal Wood

Why is it important to use sustainable woods in building construction? If you are aiming for LEED certification, materials make a huge difference. If the deforestation of slow-growing trees worries you, you should explore other options.

When you scrutinize, the qualities various woods have, be aware of the benefits of using eucalyptus poles. And not only as a necessary alternative but as one of the top choices for construction projects.

36 million acres of natural forests are lost each year, a rate that cannot continue. Eucalyptus wood plantations around the world, particularly in tropical climates, produce mature trees in just 15 years. This timeframe is incredibly short compared to most traditional timber woods.

Strong and versatile properties

Eucalyptus is comparable to white oak and hickory in strength and can withstand denting and tension. Compared to white oak, it is much more resistant to brown rot fungus. It is less expensive than other traditional materials like mahogany, hickory, and cherry woods.

Eucalyptus wood also has good machining and turning properties. It sands to a smooth semi-polished surface and absorbs stains evenly. As such, eucalyptus is ideal for broad and narrow flooring, custom millwork, staircases. It is also perfect for solid and veneer cabinetry, wall panels, and residential and commercial applications.

Why it benefits the environment

amaZulu, Inc. has hand selected manufacturers who produce eco-friendly, high quality natural architectural materials. Our selection presents a dynamic list of options when considering the environment.

At amaZulu, Inc., we extend our legacy beyond business to the community when we partner with domestic and international organizations that create economic opportunities to reduce poverty. We help improve the lives of the people who grow and produce our products.

Learn more about our Eucalyptus Poles in this video.

More benefits of Eucalyptus

  • Eucalyptus is classified a hardwood providing structural supports for buildings.
  • It is available in a variety of sizes from 1”- 8” in circumference and 8’ to 18’ in length.
  • Eucalyptus can be pre-fire retarded and impregnated at the time of pressure treatment to make a safer product. The treatment will not wash off.
  • It is sustainable, versatile, beautiful, and perfect for your next project.

Are you ready for Eucalyptus?

If you’re interested in using eucalyptus wood, we would love to help you!

Contact us today for more information on our Eucalyptus products or give us a call, toll-free at 877-243-5309.

You can also visit Pinterest and check out some of our work with eucalyptus poles. Get your imagination stirring!

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amaZulu, Inc. is the preferred source for architectural theming materials. These include bamboo and eucalyptus wood, decorative wall and ceiling coverings, as well as natural screens and woven boards. We also provide thatch panels, rustic fencing, thatch umbrellas and synthetic tile roofing.


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