A hardwood timber from the Western Australian mahogany tree, Eucalyptus marginata. Jarrah wood is a dark reddish-brown with a coarse but uniform grain. The hard, dense wood is resistant to fungus and termites but is susceptible to pinhole borer attack. Jarrah is an attractive wood that is usually left unstained polished to a high gloss. It is used for flooring, cabinets, paneling, and furniture.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Eucalyptus marginata; jarrah (Fr.);jarra (Port.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998