Merbau 2400

Merbau

Intsia Palembanica, Bijuga

Sapwood is well defined and pale yellow in colour. Heartwood is yellowish to orange brown when fresh, weathering to brown or dark red brown. Grain is interlocked. Texture is coarse but even. Growth rings are distinct. Vessels are often filled with a yellow or a white deposit, which is conspicuous on surface. The dark brown gummy substance readily leaches out in water. Also known as Kwila.

Origin
Asia Pacific
BAL
29.0
Density
830

Application Suitability

Technical Data

Density
830
Modulus of Rupture Mpa Dry
147
Radial Shrinkage
1.5%
Hardness (janka) (kN)
9.0
Finish
Good
Durability
Durable
Machining
Good
Split Resistance Screwing
Good
Split Resistance Nailing
Fair
Gluing
Good
Growing Region
Asia Pacific
Specific Gravity
0.83
Modulus of Elasticity Gpa Dry
18
Tangential Shrinkage
2.5%
BAL
29.0
Stability
Good
Susceptible to Lyctus Borer
Yes
Availability
Available