Botanical Name: Salengan Batu, Bankiral, Alan, Dipterocarpaeae
Other Names: Yellow Balau
Source Location: A major species in Indonesia and East Malaysia
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.