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RAMIN - (Gonystylus spp.)

RAMIN

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Non-Durable 5-10

Treatability : Easy to treat

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Distribution

Distributed widely in peat swamp forests, low undulating land and hills.





General Description

Sapwood is poorly defined from the heartwood, which is white to creamy yellow. Grain is shallowly interlocked. Texture is moderately fine and even. Growth rings are sometimes distinct, the boundaries being indicated by more or less continuous layers of th in-walled fibres which appear lighter in colour than the remaining tissue. Vessels are with simple perforations, medium-sized to moderately large, few or moderately few, solitary and in radial groups of 2 or 3, with a tendency towards concentric arrangement. Wood parenchyma is moderately abundant and of the paratracheal type, typically aliform, with very long lateral extensions, which are characteristic. These extensions are locally confluent. Rays are fine, not visible to the naked eye.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 530 - 785 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 1.6 - 1.9 %

Tangential: 3.4 - 4.0 %

Seasoning: Seasons fairly slowly with slight degrade

Recommended Kiln Schedule: C (B for boards thicker than 40 mm)

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: C

Static Bending MOE: 12,000 - 16,400 N/mm²

MOR: 88 - 134 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: n.a.

Parallel To Grain: 48.80 - 72.40 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 8.50 - 11.90 N/mm²

Working Properties

Planing: Easy              Finish: Smooth

Boring: Easy               Finish: Rough

Turning: Easy             Finish: Smooth

Nailing: Poor

Usage Images

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Highly sought after as a decorative cabinet timber

Highly sought after as a decorative cabinet timber

Highly sought after as a decorative cabinet timber

Highly sought after as a decorative cabinet timber

One of the popular furniture timbers

One of the popular furniture timbers

One of the popular furniture timbers

Counter-tops

Counter-tops

Counter-tops

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