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KARRI HARDWOOD FLOORING - WOOD SPECIES INFORMATION

Karri Hardwood Flooring Species Information
Karri  Hardwood Flooring

The heartwood of Karri can range from a pale pink to a light reddish brown.  The sapwood tends to be white. The grain is interlocked and the texture is moderately coarse.  Color variation within grade is moderate.

BOTANICAL NAME: 

Eucalyptus Diversicolor

ORIGIN: 

Australia - Southwest region of Western Australia

COMMON NAMES: 

Karri, Eucalyptus

JANKA HARDNESS:Hardwood Flooring Janka Hardness Scale

2030

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY:Hardwood Flooring Dimensional Stability

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RELATIVE ABUNDANCE: 

One of the major timber species of Western Australia and available both locally and internationally.

INTERESTING FACTS: 

The Karri tree is one of the world’s tallest trees surpassed only by the California Redwoods.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

The heartwood of Karri can range from a pale pink to a light reddish brown.  The sapwood tends to be white. The grain is interlocked and the texture is moderately coarse.  Color variation within grade is moderate.

MAIN USES: 

Used for structural components of bridges and buildings (joists, beams, rafters), ship building, furniture, cabinet fittings, flooring, agricultural implements, mine timbers, poles, plywood, and high-quality veneer.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Karri wood has a tendancy to move with changes in temperatures and humidty and therefore should only be used in environments with stable climates.  Karri wood has a natural resistance to decay.

WORKING PROPERTIES:

Karri wood is fairly hard to machine and difficult to cut with hand tools. It can have a  dulling effect on tool edges. Pre-boring nail holes is required for nailing. Sanding can be difficult but once done the finish is quite polished in appearance.


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