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MERANTI BAKAU - (Shorea uliginosa)

MERANTI BAKAU

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Moderately Durable 10-15

Treatability : Easy to treat

flooring veneer interior fittings furniture joinery plywood coach work planking pallets Suitable for all general light construction boat frames decking railing lorry and truck bodywork

Distribution

Found mainly in the swamp forests.





General Description

Sapwood is distinct from the heartwood, which is light pink to light red-brown. Grain is interlocked. Texture is rather coarse but even. Vessels are with simple perforations, moderately large, few or moderately few in number, mostly solitary, the rest in oblique or radial pairs and radial multiples of up to 4 in a series, diffuse but with a tendency to be aligned in short, oblique lines. Tyloses are present but generally not abundant. Wood parenchyma is both paratracheal and apotracheal; paratracheal type appears as incomplete, narrow vasicentric, aliform or locally confluent; the apotracheal type appears as irregularly spaced bands enclosing resin canals and as diffuse strands. Rays are medium-sized, visible to the naked eye on the cross-section and fairly conspicuous on the radial surface. Vertical resin canals are arranged in concentric series and usually plugged with whitecoloured resin.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 595 - 755 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 1.0 %

Tangential: 2.7 %

Seasoning: Seasons fairly rapidly with slight degrade

Recommended Kiln Schedule: H

Mechanical Properties

(Tested in green condition)

Strength Group: C

Static Bending MOE: 14,700 N/mm² 

MOR: 68 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: 3.38 N/mm²

Parallel To Grain: 35.90 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 6.70 N/mm²

Working Properties

Planing: Easy                  Finish: Moderately smooth

Boring: Easy                   Finish: Smooth

Turning : Easy                Finish: Slightly rough

Nailing: Good

Usage Images

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Interior fittings

Interior fittings

Interior fittings

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Coach work

Coach work

Coach work

Planking

Planking

Planking

Planking

Planking

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Suitable for all general light construction

Suitable for all general light construction

Suitable for all general light construction

Suitable for all general light construction

Boat frames

Boat frames

Boat frames

Decking

Decking

Decking

Railing

Railing

Railing

Lorry and truck bodywork

Lorry and truck bodywork

Lorry and truck bodywork

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