Figured Eucalypt - from Eucalyptus species.
Most Tasmanian ecualypt species produce figured wood, however some species regularly produce more distinct figuring. While figure in wood is desired for decorative work it has been a down grade for structural timber and has often been a problem for sawmillers. It also occurs in younger regrowth trees.
Availability: IST Geeveston and IST Smithton recover eucalypt logs with fiddle-back and birds-eye grain from logging operations for sale or to process into seasoned timber or slabs. You may also be lucky to find some Tas Oak boards and pannelling with decorative grain for sale at standard prices in hardware or timber outlets.