Ironbark Timber


As premium Australian hardwoods, Grey and Red Ironbark are known for their hardwearing qualities, strength and durability.

Australian Ironbark trees are named after their thick, compact and hard bark. Ironbark grows in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and there are both Red and Grey Ironbark species, named after the colour of their timber.

Ironbark Applications

Ironbark timber has a broad range of applications due to its incredible strength and durability.

Grey Ironbark can be used for structural timber, house framing, fencing flooring, stairs, decking and furniture.

Red Ironbark timber is commonly used in-house framing, decking and flooring. Its beautiful red tones can present well in indoor and outdoor furniture and cabinetry.

Red Ironbark is also a popular choice for engineered structures that require excellent durability and strength, such as wharf and bridge construction, poles and piles. Additionally, as a dar timber, it can offer a sleek and smooth appearance for battening, office fit-outs, stairs and screening projects.

Physical Properties of Ironbark Timber

Ironbark timbers are very distinctive. Red Ironbark heartwood is a deep dark red to red-brown colour with a distinctive, contrasting pale yellow sapwood. It has a fine, even texture with an interlocked grain.

Grey Ironbark’s colour palette can vary greatly. Its sapwood can be almost white, setting it off from heartwood that ranges from light grey to pale brown to dark chocolate, with occasional red tones. The texture is fine and even, and the grain usually straight.

Due to it's durability, the hardwearing Ironbark timber is ideal for high traffic areas making Ironbark decking and flooring popular in commercial and domestic builds. The natural appeal of Ironbark timber leads to  some stunning architectural applications.

Ironbark timbers have high-density levels with strong natural resistance to lyctid borers and termites. This makes it a great option when building in areas prone to termites and other natural borers. 

Their density can make the timbers difficult to work with, particularly when it comes to finer details. However, it also makes them perfect for use in engineering and construction projects.

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Red Ironbark
Eucalyptus drepanophylla
Features & Benefits
  • Very high strength.
  • Seasoned density level of 1210 kg/m3
  • Highly durable.
  • Fire resistance: BAL 12.5, 19 and 29 – All AS3959 applications
  • Dressed surfaces take on a steely sheen.
  • Reddish to dark brown appearance. The sapwood is lighter in colour.
  • Tight and straight grain.
  • Found in NSW and QLD.
Ideal Uses
  • Industrial construction
  • House framing
  • Decking
  • Flooring

Grey Ironbark
Eucalyptus paniculata
Features & Benefits
  • Deep dark red to red-brown in appearance. Its sapwood is a distinctive pale yellow in colour.
  • Texture is fine and even with interlocked grain.
  • Extremely hardwearing and highly durable.
  • High strength rating.
  • Highly durable.
  • Medium shrinkage.
  • Marine borer resistant.
  • Janka (or hardness) of 12-14.
  • Fire resistance: BAL 12.5, 19 + 29 – All AS3959 applications.
  • Seasoned density level of 1160 kg/m3
  • Grows readily in VIC, and parts of NSW and QLD.
Ideal Uses
  • Structural timber
  • Flooring
  • Stairs
  • Decking
  • House framing
  • Furniture

View Ironbark Timber Products

Interior Timber Panelling & Linings

Hardwood Timber Floorings

External Timber Cladding

Timber Screening

Timber Decking

Square Dressed & Dressed All Round (DAR) Timber

Timber Posts & Beams