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Name : Balau Red

Scientific Name : Shorea seminis, Shorea laevis



Price :

90mm x 19mm by various lengths

R 680.00 per m² excl.



Distribution :

Southeast Asia, Malasia, Indonesia and Philipines



The Tree :

The tree grows to a height of 45- 60 meters tall with a trunk width of 1-2 meters in diameter.



The Timber :

The timber has a coarse texture with sometimes interlocking grain.   The colour can vary depending on the species and two popular species is bangkiria also known as  yellow balau and kayu batu that is dark  red in colour.               The timber is typically hard to work due to its high density.    It glues,  stains and finishes well.  Nailing is difficult and pre-drilling is essential when using screws.    Workablity with hand tools is difficult but it machines quite well.



Uses :

Hardwood construction and decking.



Density :

850kg/m3

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