Nyatoh

nyatoh

Scientific Name: Palaquium spp.
Location: India, southeast Asia to Phillippines, New Guinea, western Pacific Island
Dried Weight: 39lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,070lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,890lbf /in2

Nyatoh has a heartwood that is pale pink to reddish brown or purplish brown in color. The grain is typically straight to shallow interlocked and it has a moderately fine texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Nyatoh is rated as non-durable in regards to decay. It is fairly easy to work with, all though some species have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. The wood can cause gum build up on cutting surfaces.

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