Jarrah Wood Flooring

Eucalyptus marginata

Sample is 3/4-by-2-1/4-inch square-edge solid strip.
Top portion is finished with water-base urethane;
bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.



Color: Heartwood is uniformly pinkish to dark red, often a rich, dark red mahogany hue, turning a deep brownish red with age and exposure; sapwood is pale. Frequent black streaks with occasional ingrown grain.
Grain: Frequently interlocked or wavy. Texture is even and moderately coarse.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate to high color variation.


Hardness/Janka: 1910; 48% harder than Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Below average (change coefficient .00296; 7% less stable than red oak).
Durability: Dense and very strong; high resistance to wear.



Sawing/Machining: Difficult to work because of high density and irregular grain; carbine tooling recommended.

Sanding: Sands well, but dust can strain fabric and wall treatments.

Nailing: Good holding ability.
Finishing: Red color can bleed into some finishes - a problem when mixing species.
Comments: Resistant to termites and fungus.


(relative to plainsawn select red oak)
Multiplier: 1.55


Moderately available.