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SENTANG - (Azadirachta excelsa)

SENTANG

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Non-Durable 5-10

Treatability : N/A

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Distribution

Occurs mainly in lowland forests and hills.





General Description

Sapwood is moderately well-defined from the heartwood, which is reddish brown. Grain is interlocked. Texturn is slightly coarse and uneven, due to a tendency towards a ring-porous structure. Growth rings are present and conspicuous due tb the tendency for a ring-porous arrangement of the vessels, though this is not invariably present. Vessels are moderately large in the early wood zone and medium-sized outside, moderately few, mostly solitary in the early wood zone, solitary and in radial groups of 2 to 3 outside, open or with dark-coloured gummy deposits. Wood parenchyma is scarce; apotracheal in terminal bands and paratracheal as narrow vasicentric borders to the vessels. Rays are moderately fine to medium-sized.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 560 - 770 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 0.5 %

Tangential: 0.5 %

Seasoning: Seasons fairly rapidly with very little degrade

Recommended Kiln Schedule: n.a.

Mechanical Properties

Reported to be moderately strong and is provisionally placed in Strength Group C.

Working Properties

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

Usage Images

Sliced veneer

Sliced veneer

Sliced veneer

Sliced veneer

Sliced veneer

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Interior finishing

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Used for joinery

Used for joinery

Used for joinery

Used for joinery

Turnery

Turnery

Turnery

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