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DESCRIPTION OF WOOD

  1. Colour: Medium to dark reddish-brown
  2. Shape: Wavy or interlocked with a very attractive fiddleback figure, Well defined ribbon striped figure on quartered surfaces
  3. Texture: Fairly fine
  4. Density/Weight: 560-690 kg/m3 (35-43 lb/ft3); averages 620 kg/m3 (39 lb/ft3)
  5. Specific Gravity: 62

 

 

PROPERTIES OF WOOD

  1. High crushing strength
  2. Medium bending strength
  3. Medium resistance to shock loads
  4. Low stiffness
  5. Poor steam bending as its buckles and ruptures severely

 

RELEVANT USES OF WOOD & VENEER

  1. Furniture and cabinet making
  2. Joinery
  3. Shop fitting
  4. Office furniture
  5. Solid doors
  6. Flush doors
  7. Boat building
  8. Counter tops and flooring
  9. Selected logs for sliced decorative face veneers for paneling, cabinet and marquetry
 
 
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