|Scientific Name:||Dipterocarpus spp.|
|Crushing Strength:||8,900lbf /in2|
Keruing has a heartwood that is light to medium yellowish brown to a reddish brown color. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked and it has a medium to coarse texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Keruing is easy to work with but it does have a blunting effect on cutters. Also resin can exude from the wood and it builds up on tools, which can make wood finishing difficult.