Kempas

kempas

Scientific Name: Koompassia malaccensis
Location: Malaysia and Indonesia
Dried Weight: 55lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,750lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,130lbf /in2

 

Kempas has a color that is orangish-brown. The grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy and it has a medium to coarse open texture. Kempas is moderately durable to durable in regards to decay. The wood is difficult to work on because of its density and interlocked grain. It also has a blunting effect of cutters. Kempas can be corrosive to metals but it does stain and finish well.

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