A premium Australian hardwood with a vibrant array of colour, spotted gum is a favourite amongst designers for both exterior and interior applications.
Whilst growing all along the east coast of Australia, it is primarily harvested from Queensland and New South Wales, with each region providing wood of varying colour. Through partnership with leading forestry and milling interests, Deck-Max can consistently supply high quality spotted gum with full certification and proof of origin
Size: 90mm wide x 19mm high. Lengths 0.9m – 4.2m
Fixings: Pre-grooved for Deck-Max “Pro” biscuit and End Match.
Tolerance: +/- 0.2mm
Colour: Reds, browns and pinks
Hardness: Janka rating 11.0
Applications for Spotted Gum Decking:
Suited for: Most locations, natural termite resistant and fire retardant attributes
Stability: Minimal expansion or contraction, shrinkage less than 0.3%
Want to know if Spotted Gum is suitable for your deck? Contact one of our decking specialists.
Preparation of Spotted Gum for timber decking
As spotted gum has a rather coarse grain, care needs to be taken in the preparation for use in timber decking, to ensure the best stability and straightness. To achieve this, Deck-Max undertakes a slow but effective preparation of spotted gum, ensuring the finest quality timber for your deck.
The first step in this process is to ensure that your timber is sourced from a quality provider. Deck-Max only sources timber from government regulated providers, meaning that all our timber is fully certified with proof of origin.
To prepare the timber, it is rough sawn as an oversized piece to commence the drying process. Using a kiln to obtain the required core temperature, your spotted gum is then skip dressed, before stabilising using air drying.
At this point, your spotted gum is ready for final finishing, after which, it is also grooved for use with the hidden fastening solution provided by Deck-Max. By following this process, market leading tolerances of +/- 0.2mm are achieved.
This provides you with highly accurate sizing, ensuring a far superior installation that can be achieved. By combining this with the hidden fastening system, you also gain the advantage of faster installation times, enabling you to enjoy your new deck sooner.
Your decking solution
Providing you with the very best decking solution, is about more than just great quality timber at Deck-Max. Our decking specialists provide professional assistance for DIY, builders and designers from timber selection, to fasteners, tools and installation.
For the best spotted gum timber for your deck, contact the Deck-Max team by filling in the form below.