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. One of the world's most durable timbers. A hard and very durable timber with rich reddish-brown color tones, typical uses include heavy construction, general joinery, boatbuilding and other marine applications. The warm colors and high density make for excellent T&G flooring. Gum veins are common and give natural character.
A large tree producing a light to dark red timber darkening to a uniform red-brown mahogany color. 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 color from rich redish-brown to a dark orange; a solvent may change the color from natural rich reddish-brown to light reddish/orangy- brown. We only recommend an oil stain, that keeps the natural deep reddish-brown color of Jarrah.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; large pores arranged in diagnal rows, few; exclusively solitary; growth rings indistinct; narrow rays not visible without lens, spacing normal.
Rot Resistance: Jarrah is rated as very durable regarding decay resistance, and it is also quite resistant to insect attack.
Workability: Jarrah tends to be difficult to machine on account of its high density and interlocked grain. Jarrah also has a moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Jarrah turns, glues, and finishes well.
Common uses: Flooring, heavy construction, veneer, cabinetry, outdoor furniture, and turned objects.
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