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Karri

(Eucalytpus diversicolor)

Description

One of Australia’s tallest hardwoods which grows in the south west corner of Western Australia. The colour ranges from pale pink to red brown. It has a course open grain but generally very close to Jarrah and often impossible to tell apart visually.

Workability

Works well. It is a hard timber but generally good properties.

Applications

Traditionally a structural timber. It also makes excellent flooring and decking. Can be used for furniture, particularly outdoors.

Availability

We stock flooring and decking and some limited furniture sizes.

Hardness

Janka 9.0 Density 900 kg/m3 fairly hard

Durability

Good durability above ground.

At a Glance
Turning:   good
Machining:   Good
Bending:   Poor.
Sanding:   Good
Nailing/Screwing:   Pre drill
Glueing:   Glues well with most adhesives.
Timber Coatings:   Doesn’t paint well. Better to use oils.
Oil:   Good.
Notes:  1   A paler version of Jarrah, and generally cheaper
Notes:  2  

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