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SENGKUANG - (Dracontomelum dao)

SENGKUANG

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Non-Durable 5-10

Treatability : N/A

panelling interior finishing plywood Used for furniture sliced decorative veneer highly prized as a cabinet wood

Distribution

Occurs throughout the lowlands and near rivers.





General Description

Sapwood is clearly defined in trees with coloured heartwood. Heartwood produced by some trees is coloured and is walnut grey-brown, while other trees produce a greyish or greenish yellow heartwood with irregular concentric dark brown to nearly black bands. Grain is straight or interlocked and sometimes wavy. Texture is moderately coarse but even. Vessels are medium-sized to moderately large, very few or few, solitary and in radial groups of 2 or 3, the solitary vessels predominating. Tyloses are abundant. Wood parenchyma is vasicentric, very narrow,, with only the very slightest tendency to aliform. Wide bands are not uncommon, and apparently apotracheal. Rays are multiseriate, moderately fine to medium-sized, visible to the naked eye on all surfaces.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 500 - 690 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: n.a.

Tangential: n.a.

Seasoning: Reported to season well

Recommended Kiln Schedule: n.a.

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: B

Static Bending MOE: 14,000 N/mm²

MOR: 107 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: n.a.

Parallel To Grain: 61.20 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 15.00 N/mm²

Working Properties

Reputed to be easy to work and produces a smooth finish.

Usage Images

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Used for furniture

Used for furniture

Used for furniture

Used for furniture

Used for furniture

Sliced decorative veneer

Sliced decorative veneer

Sliced decorative veneer

Highly prized as a cabinet wood

Highly prized as a cabinet wood

Highly prized as a cabinet wood

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