Jarrah is native to south western Australia, it is a heartwood with a rich dark brownish red colour. It can have straight or interlocked grain with an even medium coarse texture. Considered to be one of the world's most durable timbers. Typical uses include heavy construction, general joinery, boatbuilding and other marine applications. The warm colours and high density make for excellent T&G flooring. Gum veins are common and add to the natural character.
A large tree producing light to dark red timber, darkening to a uniform red-brown mahogany colour. It can have a straight or interlocked grain with an even medium coarse texture.
We do not recommend acrylic coating with Jarrah. Water based coating can change the colour from rich reddish-brown to a dark orange; a solvent may change the color from natural rich reddish-brown to light reddish/orangey- brown. We only recommend an oil stain, that keeps the natural deep reddish-brown color of the timber itself.
Endgrain: Diffuse large pores arranged in diagonal rows, few solitary growth rings, narrow rays with normal spacing but not visible to the naked eye.
Rot Resistance: Jarrah is rated as very durable in terms of decay resistance. It is also quite resistant to insect attack.
Workability: Jarrah tends to be difficult to machine due to its high density and interlocked grain. It also has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges but it does turn, glue, and finish well.
Common uses: Flooring, heavy construction, veneer, cabinetry, outdoor furniture, and turned objects.
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