Grandis, Red Hardwood

Grandis, Red

Red Grandis, also known as Eucalyptus grandis, is a versatile timber with a pale colour similar to mahogany. It has a similar weight, density, and grain structure and responds well to most machining operations. Red Grandis is ideal for a range of uses such as mouldings, windows, joinery and more. If available from sustainable and legal sources, Red Grandis is an excellent choice for woodworking projects. It is a strong, durable wood that is easy to work with, making it a great choice for a variety of applications.

  • Spec:
  • FAQ's:
  • Uses:
  • Links:

Material Type:

Durability Notes:
Moderately durable

Red Grandis is a durable wood and finishes well. It is relatively light weight for a hardwood and is quite easy to work with. It has mixed reviews for its performance in service. Appropriate decoration and/or protection is recommended.

Typical Uses:
Furniture, Cabinetry, Flooring, Boat Building, Exterior Structures, Milling, Veneer, Paper Pulp.

Moisture Content:
Guide - 12-18% for KD

Well managed, sustainlable sources

Commonly asked questions about Red Grandis Wood

Is Red Grandis a hardwood or a softwood? Red Grandis is a hardwood. It is the same for; is Red Grandis hardwood or softwood? - Red Grandis is a hardwood.

Most groups/families of species share the same characteristics but this normally relates to their life as plants. Individual species do not always share the same characteristics as their relatives, in terms of the wood. Many factors influence how we use the wood and what we use it for, including where it grows, how it is forested, how it seasons/dries, etc. The answers to the following common questions, therefore relate to this particular species/wood and not the Grandis family as a whole. Even more specific – our answers relate to the wood (as we know it) in its form as a useable resource.

What colour is Red Grandis? Red Grandis can be described as brown, light brown, pink/pale red, red

Is Red Grandis good for outdoor use? or is Red Grandis good for exterior use? Red Grandis is most suited for internal/interior use. Red Grandis should not be used as an exterior/external timber (without treatment).

Whether the wood is naturally durable or not we would still recommend that it is decorated and/or coated with a suitable product to provide protection and/or maintain its appearance. This even applies when using the wood internally as, even subtle, changes in temperature or humidity will affect the wood. This will depend on the application/purpose of the wood and the user’s desired appearance. We also recommend that a recoating, care and maintenance programme is adhered to, for the life of an exterior wood. Wood cannot rot if it is kept dry – coatings and decoration can provide this protection. All of that said there are many durable timbers that are often left to weather naturally and will last for many years untreated/coated – movement and visual changes will occur but this is sometimes the desired effect. All wood is hygroscopic (it 'wants' to be in tune with its environment) it will therefore take on water from moisture in the air (or when directly exposed to or submerged in water) and ‘release it’ when dry or exposed to heat. This, inevitably, results in movement and dimensional change. For more about moisture in wood please click here - Moisture in wood

Are you in the timber industry?

Would you like help growing your business and have access to free industry tools and eBooks? Then please visit:


Any One Wood - The Wood Databse