JarrahSize of tree and type of forest/location: A large hardwood of the south-west corner of Western Australia, in the 650 – 1250 mm rainfall area and on lateritic soils.

Description of wood: Heartwood dark red. Sapwood pale yellow. Texture relatively coarse but even. Grain slightly interlocked, sometimes producing a fiddleback figure.
Dry density kg/m3: 800

Workability: Relatively easy to work with sharp tools. Glues satisfactorily. Satisfactory for steam bending. Care needed when nailing

Durability: Class 2

Use: Flooring, panelling, joinery, heavy furniture. Poles, piles.

Availability: Readily