Generally available in the form of round logs and cut sizes(as per demand),Selangan Batu is one of the common timbers found in Malaysia,Indonesia.It is generally used for making Beams,heavy framework,hydraulic work and also used in bridges and Planks. It is also used in marine construction and railway sleepers.
Kapur (or Kapor) is a dipterocarp hardwood from trees of the genus Dryobalanops found in lowland tropical rainforests of Malaysia, Indonesia and South-East Asia.This imported timber is generally renowned for it's durability.It is widely used in general construction and as an internal and external finishing material.It is also used to make chokhat and door frames.
Keruing is a hardwood native to South East Asia and used in a wide variety of internal and external applicactions.Keruing is the name given to the timber yielded from more than 70 species of the genus Dipterocarpus.Keruing timber is widely used in the repair of traditional wooden vessels.It is also used for structural purposes and loadbeds of commercial vehicles.
Hardwood is the most common form of timber apart from softwood.Hardwoods are often used to make items that get used a lot because of their density. These items include furniture, flooring, and utensils. They are also used in construction.Furniture made by hardwood joinery is more expensive than that made from softwoods.All hardwoods are angiosperms(yields flower).
Meranti is generally found in South East Asia which is not listed under the CITES appendices.It is extensively used in interior furniture, general construction, concrete forms, veneer, and boatbuilding. Generally it is easy to work with,though it's interlocked grain can be troublesome for planing.
Commonly imported from malaysia,indonesia Rosewood is a timber whose attractive colour has made it popular. It is used to make musical instruments.Apart from that it is also used in furniture,veneers.It is also used to make knife handles.In panelling also this wood is helpful.Some of the trees grow very highly figured burrs.Rosewood is generally imported in small quantities.
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