Northern Box

Tristania Obovata
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Tristania Obovata

Sapwood yellow, tinged with red, merging into pink brown or red brown heartwood. Texture fine, even. Grain interlocked. Pores filled with gummy solid deposits. Wood is siliceous, with no distinct odour. Timber does not leach. Also known as Pelawan.

Properties

DENSITY 900
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 123
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 5%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 10.0
FINISH Fair
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Fair
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
SPLIT RESISTANCE Fair
GLUING Poor
GROWING REGION Asia Pacific
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.90
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 15
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 10%
STABILITY Fair
AVAILABILITY Available
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

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