Besides interior uses, like flooring and cabinetry, spotted gum can also be used outdoors. Once it’s been seasoned, it can be used as a rustic cladding material for modern Australian builds. Around the house, it’s suitable for carving, woodturning, and manufacturing outdoor furniture. However, given its strength, and its natural resistance to pests like termites, you may also see it used for things like retaining walls, decking, and fencing. There’s really no limit to the ways this timber can be used!
If you are planning to use it outdoors, however, sealing it will significantly prolong its life. Look for a water-based decking oil and make sure the product penetrates deeply into the timber. You may have to apply a few coats to ensure it soaks in properly, before adding a protective layer on top.