Merbau

merbau

Scientific Name: Intsia spp.
Location: Southeast Asia
Dried Weight: 51lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,840lbf
Crushing Strength: 10,650lbf /in2

 

Merbau has a orangish-brown color when freshly cut and it ages to a darker reddish-brown color. The grain is straight to interlocked and it has a coarse texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Merbau is rated as very durable in regards to decay. The wood glues and finishes well but it can be difficult to saw due to gumming and dulling of a cutters teeth.

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