Jarrah is a species that is uniquely associated as Australian hardwood that is renowned for its versatility, also known as Australian Mahogany with its tropical name ‘Eucalyptus Marginata’.
Jarrah is durable with good strength making it ideal for various structural and design applications, as a timber it displays colours ranging from deep red to blonde.
As a tree Jarrah grows on the iron-aluminium rich plains of Western Australia, from ranges of East-Perth down to Albany. Being a slow-growing tree, the roots often reach great depths in search of nutrients and water. With long straight trunks, it can grow up to 40 metres tall and 2 metres in diameter thus creating a beautiful colour niche grain.
As the bark is rough with a fibrous texture that covers the entire trunk allowing the tree not to germinate from seed, but from lignatubers, large underground swellings that store energy and nutrients, allowing young trees to regenerate after bushfires.
It is claimed that Jarrah reflects the hues of the Western Australian landscape with heartwood that will vary in colour from rich reds to browns, while sapwood ranges from a pale yellow to orange.
As timber the texture is moderately coarse with an even-textured grain with some interlocked, wavy grain may feature, creating the interesting fiddle-back figure. A great appeal architecturally
Jarrah’s decorative qualities make it prized for use in furniture, turnery, joinery and parquetry, so as a hardwood floor Jarrah is a great choice for its deep colour and grain.
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