Jarrah, a native of Western Australia, is one of Australia’s best known furniture timbers. These days Jarrah is only available from re-growth or private land. Jarrah is one of the “nicest” eucalypts from a craftsman’s perspective; it is a pleasure to work with either hand tools or machines.
Jarrah exhibits an extraordinary range of natural colours within the species; it can range from light cherry pink through to deep cooking chocolate brown. The timber is sometimes figured and occasionally “spotted”.
Jarrah’s only real vice is its sensitivity to UV light; its colour fades and yellows over time in direct sunlight.