Rengas

rengas

Scientific Name: Gluta spp. and Melanorrhoea spp.
Location: From India to Papua New Guinea
Dried Weight: 48lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 1,720lbf
Crushing Strength: 8,380lbf /in2

 

Rengas has a heartwood that is a deep red color with darker streaks. The sapwood is a lighter pinkish-brown to almost white color. The heartwood will darken in color with exposure to light. The grain is straight or slightly irregular and it has a fine to medium texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Rengas is rated as moderately durable in regards to decay. It is fairly easy to work with but can severely dull cutting tools. The wood glues and finishes well.

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