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PETAI - (Parkia spp.)

PETAI

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Non-Durable 5-10

Treatability : Easy to treat

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Distribution

Occurs mainly throughout the lowlands and hills.





General Description

Sapwood is white to yellow-brown and is extremely wide. Heartwood is seldom developed but if found, is dark brown in colour. Grain is straight or shallowly interlocked. Texture is coarse and uneven. Growth rings are present, demarcated by layers of darker coloured fibres, which are visible to the naked eye. Vessels are medium-sized to moderately large, few, mostly solitary but with a few radial groups of 2 or 3, with a strong tendency for tangential arrangement, mostly open with occasional gum-like deposits. Wood parenchyma is abundant and visible to the naked eye, aliform and confluent, and in irregularly spaced, narrow terminal bands. Rays are fine. Odour of very strong bean smell present when fresh.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 415 - 815 kg/m3

Shrinkage Radial: 0.8 - 1.3 %

Tangential: 1.8 - 2.0 %

Seasoning: Seasons fairly slowly without serious defects

Recommended Kiln Schedule: n.a. 

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: D

Static Bending MOE: 10,700

MOR: 55

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: n.a.

Parallel To Grain: 30.80

Shear Strength: 7.40

Working Properties

Planing: Easy                  Finish: Smooth

Boring: Easy                   Finish: Rough

Turning: Easy                 Finish: Rough

Nailing: Excellent

Usage Images

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Suitable for plywood

Suitable for plywood

Suitable for plywood

Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Packing cases

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Pallets

Picture frames

Picture frames

Picture frames

Picture frames

Picture frames

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