WoodSolutions provides details about the timber species and materials available for building in Australia. On this page you can search hardwoods by botanical name, common name or application. Details for each species include; appearance, common applications, durability, strength, workability, termite-resistance and fire-resistance.


Stringybark, Brown

Eucalyptus baxteri

Brown stringybark is a moderately durable Australian hardwood, used in general building construction and for fuel.


Stringybark, Red

Eucalyptus macrorhnycha

Red stringybark is a moderately durable hardwood species native to southeast Australia. It is used in a variety of applications, including light construction, engineering and cabinetmaking.


Stringybark, Silvertop

Eucalyptus laevopinea

Silvertop stringybark is a native Australian hardwood species. Its timber is used in a variety of engineering and construction applications, including posts and sleepers, flooring and decking, structural plywood and glue-laminated members.


Stringybark, White

Eucalyptus eugenioides

White stringybark is an Australian native hardwood species. Its timber products are suitable for a wide range of applications, from general building to wharf and bridge construction, boat building, outdoor furniture and turnery.


Stringybark, Yellow

Eucalyptus muelleriana

Yellow stringybark is a hardwood timber species found along the south coast of New South Wales. It is used for flooring, decking, heavy construction and structural applications.



Eucalyptus microcorys

Tallowwood is an extremely hard, durable and versatile Australian native hardwood species. Its timber products are suitable for a wide range of applications.



Pometia Pinnata

Taun comprises several hardwood species occurring in various parts of South-East Asia and the Pacific. Taun lends itself to general building construction and decorative uses.


Tea Tree, Broad-leaved

Melaleuca leucadendron

Broad-leaved tea tree is a moderately durable timber commonly used in general construction and for fence posts, railway sleepers and mine props.



Tectona grandis

Teak is one of the world’s best-known hardwood timbers. Teak is renowned for its marine applications, including boat building, and a wide variety of decorative uses.



Syncarpia Glomulifera

Turpentine is an extremely hard and durable Australian native hardwood timber. It is suitable for a wide range of construction and engineering applications.


Walnut, American Black

Juglans nigra

American black walnut is a premium cabinet and furniture making timber, native to the eastern regions of North America. Availability in Australia is generally limited to the upper grades.


Walnut, New Guinea

Dracontomelum magniferum

New Guinea walnut is a decorative hardwood timber used in turnery, cabinetmaking, paneling and carving. It is most commonly available as a veneer.


Walnut, Queensland

Endiandra palmerstonii

Queensland walnut is an Australian native hardwood timber. Its uses are mostly decorative and include furniture, plywood, turning and acoustic guitar backs and sides.


Walnut, Yellow

Beilschmiedia bancroftii

Yellow walnut is an Australian native hardwood timber species. Very limited quantities are still used for a variety of decorative and construction purposes.


Wattle, Silver

Acacia dealbata

Silver wattle is a timber of choice for furniture designers because of its attractive figure and ready workability. It affords a striking visual contrast to blackwood, a closely related species.



Eucalyptus longifolia

Woollybutt is a native Australian hardwood timber species renowned for its durability in a wide range of engineering and construction applications.

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