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Merbeau

Merbeau 

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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Appearance

Color: Heartwood is yellowish to orange-brown when freshly cut, turning brown or dark red- brown upon exposure.

Grain: Straight to interlocked or wavy; coarse texture.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate to high variation in color.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Sawing is difficult; wood gums saw teeth and dulls cutting edges; carbide tooling recommended.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.

Nailing: No known problems.

Finishing: Takes neutral finish well. May be difficult to stain.

Comments High resistance to termites. Origin: Southeast Asia

Properties

Hardness/Janka: Janka:1925; (49% harder than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Janka:1925; (49% harder than Northern red oak).

Durability: Availability

Moderately available.
 

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