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Common Name(s): Jarrah
Botanical Name: Eucalyptus marginata
Woodworking Qualities: Working with both hand tools and power tools can be a problem because of the density of Jarrah as well as its irregular grain patterns. It holds nails well, but care must be taken when sanding.
Janka Rating: Jarrah’s Janka rating is 1910, ranging roughly middle between the many species of hardwood flooring.
Species Characteristics: Jarrah is a remarkably dense wood, with high resistance to insects.
Appearance: Pale sapwood contrasts often pink heartwood, more often ranging into reds and dark reds. Black streaks are frequent.
Color Change: Darkening occurs with exposure to oxygen and sunlight, turning a rich red-brown color even moreso.
Uses: Jarrah is mainly used in hardwood flooring, although it has applications in railroad tracks as well.
Jarrah is one of the few commercially facilitated species out of Western Australia.