Balau

Botanical Name: Salengan Batu, Bankiral, Alan, Dipterocarpaeae

Other Names: Yellow Balau

Source Location: A major species in Indonesia and East Malaysia

Stability: Stable

Durability in Ground: Not Durable

Durability Above Ground: Durable

Density: Approx 880 -980 kgm @ 12% moisture content.

Dimensions: Balau is currently available in 90X19mm & 140X22mm sizes.

Appearance: Sapwood is moderately well defined and lighter than heart wood. The colour of freshly cut heartwood is yellow-brown. Darkening on exposure to red brown. Some pinhole likely. The grain is interlocked, often giving rise to faint stripe figures. Texture is moderately fine and even.

Uses: Decking, utility and garden furniture, heavy-duty flooring, framing of boats. Requires Pre-boring.

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