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JARRAH

Eucalyptus marginata

Eucalyptus marginata of the family Myrtaceae

A very hard, heavy Australian wood with high durability and resistance to decay. Very common and widely used in Australia for numerous applications including marine work and flooring, but also used for decorative objects from the attractive burl and high end furniture from figured pieces, which sometimes occur due to interlocked grain. Reportedly can be difficult to work due to density. Seems to have a broad color range in the red/orange/browns.



my samples:


sample plank and end grain sold to me as jarrah / Eucalyptus marginata


end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


jarrah veneer --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.


veneer listed as jarrah / Eucalyptus marginata --- HUGE enlargements are present. These sample were contributed to the site by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. The first sheet is quartersawn figured veneer and the 2nd sheet is flat cut.


jarrah burl veneer --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.



web pics:


slab, moistened for the pic but with ends still dry, nicely showing how well this wood responds to finishing agents.


planks with wet and dry sections


planks, flat cut


planks, quartersawn


planks


scales


flat cut veneer, bookmatched


plank with heavy gum pockets which the Australian dealer says just adds character to the wood.


curly jarrah planks


curly jarrah pen blanks


burl pen blanks


jarrah burl pen blanks that have been moistened for the pics


burl pen blanks that have been oiled and waxed and are from a vendor who makes her wood look purple in the pics regardless of what color the wood actually is


burls


two burls from the same vendor


two views of the same burl


three views of a burl bowl blank


burl scales


a burl that has been moistened for the picture

the first pic is of a burl and the next two are of both sides of the same burl after is was sprayed with alcohol to show what it might look like after finishing


curly jarrah turning stock and closeup


curly jarrah plank. first pic shows both sides dry and 2nd pic shows both sides after moistening with alcohol


jarrah glulam


flooring


curly jarrah box and a closeup of the top (taken in a different light, thus the different color)


teacup


jarrah burl bowl turned by John Fuher whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. John finished this with thinned tung/lindseed oil and he tells me it was tough getting the stuff to adhere. HUGE enlargements are present.


bowl


burl bowl


figured jarrah bowl


hollow form --- not listed as burl but it clearly is


jarrah burl hollow form


table


coffee table made from curly jarrah planks. A litte busy for my taste (see the enlargement), but hey, it would be really boring if we were all me.