Karri Timber Perth WA

Karri Timber is no longer readily available due to government ban on logging. Consider Merbau for heavy structural applications.

Karri Timber

Natural colour

Karri timber has a rich colour ranging from pale pink to reddish brown. It is lighter in colour than Jarrah (another timber native to WA’s Southwest). The milled Karri wood rarely has knots which allows it to be cut into longer lengths.  

Common uses

The strength of Karri timber makes it perfect for structural and heavy engineering projects like framing, joists, sleepers and roofing.  


Spotted Gum – Can have a similar colour to Karri, though Spotted Gum contains more knots than Karri wood.

Jarrah – while Jarrah is commonly darker in colour, it has similar strength and durability.


Karri timber has a coarse texture with a grain that can be straight or interlocked.


Karri can be a difficult timber to work with as it is usually supplied unseasoned. While its strength and heaviness are great assets to the longevity of your project, it can be a hindrance during the manufacturing process. When using nails, you may be required to pre-drill the holes.

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Key features

Karri Timber is unique to Western Australia’s southwest and is well known for its strength. The consistency in colour and lack of large knots means that Karri is often available in large section sizes and long lengths. Karri has a range of applications but is predominantly used in structural applications unseasoned.

  • Very strong, heavy timber
  • Commonly used in structural applications
  • Cut to order, timber is un-seasoned
  • In not Termite Resistant
  • Available in large section sizes and long lengths eg 250mm x 150mm - 6.0m
  • No held in stock - lead times apply
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Delivery capability

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Supply availability

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252 Gnangara Rd, Landsdale, WA 6065

Phone: (08) 6558 1266

Email: sales@austim.com.au

Opening Hours

  • Mon – Fri: 7.30am to 4.00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

We are located in Landsdale, we can deliver anywhere in Western Australia including the South West, Northern WA, Perth, Welshpool, Mandurah, Rockingham, Yanchep and even further.

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