Spotted Gum Decking is one of the most popular lighter shade hardwoods. 86mm Spotted Gum and 136mm Spotted Gum are regularly stocked items. The word "spotted" refers to the soft mottled colour caused by weathering of the outer tree as it sheds elliptical strips of bark. This colour varies from pale greybrowns and soft creams to a rich chocolate brown. A very tough timber, its frequent wavy grain can produce an attractive and highly valued fiddleback effect.