|Scientific Name:||Intsia spp.|
|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.