Keruing

keruing

Scientific Name: Dipterocarpus spp.
Location: Southeast Asia
Dried Weight: 46lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,390lbf
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.

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