Name Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as Eucalyptus.
Sources Grows in south western Australia.
Appearance Interlocked grain with a moderately coarse, even texture. Reddish brown heartwood and lighter reddish brown sapwood. Quartered surfaces often have a striped figure.
Physical Props Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good shock resistance, moderate decay resistance, and poor stability in service. Steam-bends moderately well.
Working Props Difficult to work with hand or machine tools due to hardness and wavy, interlocked grain. Quartersawn stock particularly difficult. Has moderate to severe blunting effect on cutting edges. Glues satisfactorily. Holds nails and screws well but pre-drilling required. Polishes easily and can be brought to an excellent finish.
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.