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DAMAR MINYAK - (Agathis borneensis)

 DAMAR MINYAK

Type : Softwood

Durability : Non-Durable 5-10

Treatability : Easy to treat

cabinet works drawing boards furniture pattern-making Highly prized as an interior finishing timber suitable for decorative panelling high-class joinery fancy veneer and plywood

Distribution

Although common in mountain forests, it is also known to be present at lower altitudes.





General Description

Sapwood is not differentiated from the heartwood, which is buff or cream, sometimes with a pink tinge and darkening into a light golden brown. Grain is straight. Texture is very fine and even. Growth rings are present but not sharply marked, indicated by layers of thicker walled tracheids. Fibres and vessels are absent. Tracheids are radially grouped and loose in arrangement. Wood parenchyma is in scanty patches, not visible even under a hand lens. Rays are very fine, not visible to the naked eye.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 385 - 580 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 1.2 %

Tangential: 2.5 %

Seasoning: Seasons fairly slowly with slight degrade

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

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: D

Static Bending MOE: 12,000 N/mm²

MOR: 66 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: n.a.

Parallel To Grain: 33.60 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 6.90 N/mm²

Working Properties

Planing: Easy                      Finish: Smooth

Boring: Difficult                  Finish: Rough

Turning: Easy                     Finish: Smooth

Nailing: Excellent

Usage Images

Cabinet works

Cabinet works

Cabinet works

Cabinet works

Cabinet works

Drawing boards

Drawing boards

Drawing boards

Drawing boards

Drawing boards

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Pattern-making

Pattern-making

Pattern-making

Highly prized as an interior finishing timber

Highly prized as an interior finishing timber

Highly prized as an interior finishing timber

Highly prized as an interior finishing timber

Suitable for decorative panelling

Suitable for decorative panelling

Suitable for decorative panelling

Suitable for decorative panelling

High-class joinery

High-class joinery

High-class joinery

High-class joinery

Fancy veneer and plywood

Fancy veneer and plywood

Fancy veneer and plywood

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