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Keruing

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Species Description: Wood Species

This hard and heavy timber comes from Southeast Asia.  It is high in bending and crushing strength. Heavy resin exudation can be a visual problem, but actually aids in preserving the timber.  As a result it is excellent as an outdoor utility timber.

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Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices but some members of teh Dipterocarpus genus are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common uses: Furniture, flooring, outdoor utilities.

Comments: Widely used in the repair of traditional wooden fishing vessels. Also used for structural purposes due to its strength and durability. Used also for loadbeds of commercial vehicles.

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Botanical Name

Dipterocarpus spp

Other Names

Keruing

Main Color Group

Light Brown

Grain Pattern

Even

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

46

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

745

Janka Hardness - LBF

1390

Janka Hardness - N

6170

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