Natural Colour                                                                                               

Marri

  • Pale Brown to Yellow           

Common Uses

  • Furniture, Cabinet Making,
  • Flooring, Linings

Alternatives (similar colour)

  • Eastern States Blackbutt

Features & Benefits

  • Very attractive timber for furniture making
  • Very heavy with gum veins and natural characteristics
  • Native to Western Australia
  • Internal use
  • Moderately hard and heavy timber
  • Veneers readily available
  • Readily accepts finishes

           

 

Botanical & Other Names

  • Corymbia calophylla, Red Gum

 

Origin

  • Western Australia

 

Certification

  • State owned forests are AFS certified

 

Grain

  • The timber displays a coarse but even textured with slightly interlocking grain.

Workability

  • Marri is relatively easy to work, despite its density, if tools are maintained in sharp condition. Recovery is low due to the high level of gum and natural characteristics. Kiln drying to a consistent MC% is challenging.

Resistance

  • Termite Resistance                         Not resistant
  • Lyctid Susceptibility                        Sapwood susceptible
  • Marine Borer Resistance                Low 0-20 years
  • Bushfire                                            Bal 12.5 and 19, AS3959 required applications
  • Fire Properties Group                     3 – Slightly Combustible

Availability

  • Sawn thickness 25, 38, 50mm
  • Sawn width from 50mm to 200mm (25mm increments)
  • For finished dressed and profiled products refer to Austim sizing chart or contact us.
  • Random length range 0.9m to 4.2m