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Species - Imported
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
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.
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
Hardness/Janka: Janka:1925; (49% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Janka:1925; (49% harder than Northern red oak).