Hardwood Timber Species Specification Data: Jarrah (Eucalyptus marinata)
Hardwood Species: Jarrah
Description of Species: Jarrah
Producing a dense, hard-wearing but easy to work with timber, Jarrah is practically everywhere in the southwestern reaches of Western Australia.
Jarrah has an average maximum height of some 40 meters, and has a stringy bark that sheds in long, vertical strips. The jarrah is famous for providing homes to wild animals and insects, particularly bees. In fact, jarrah honey is some of the darkest, thickest, and most flavourful on the market.
Despite its utility as animal habitat both alive and dead, this rare commercial tree from Western Australia produces timber with a beautiful, rich red colour that matures naturally into a deep, soft burgundy.
Jarrah can provide a touch of class and warmth to any room.
In addition to flooring, jarrah is a popular timber for cabinetry and paneling, and its durability makes it ideal for outdoor furniture as well. It’s so durable that it’s nearly impossible to work it once it’s been seasoned, so most woodworkers prefer using it as a building or construction material while it’s still green and before it has a chance to dry out and harden. It’s so robust that it was once exported to the United Kingdom for road construction, and today there’s a booming industry in reclaiming this handsome, burgundy wood from houses due for demolition in order to repurpose and recycle it into new construction and dwelling
Physical Properties of Jarrah
Dry Density: range 820 kg/m³
Janka Hardness: 8.5 kN
Its density of 820 kg/m³ and hardness of 8.5 on the Janka scale provide for durable flooring. Jarrah is resilient enough to be used not just as solid timber, but also as engineered flooring, parquetry, or decking. Jarrah’s natural insect resistance sees it highly sought after as a building material in both residential and commercial settings.
These properties are only a guide, as timber is a natural product there will be variations within any species. The Janka Dry Hardness rating measures the hardness of the wood. The higher the number the harder the wood.
Use Jarrah in your next project
If you would like to use Jarrah species in your next project and need assistance with either choosing the correct flooring panels or the installation of your next flooring project then please get in touch with one of our flooring specialists using the form below.
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