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.
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.