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TIMBERS FROM INDONESIA

BANKIRAI

Description and it's uses overall

The timber imported mainly from Indonesia is Bankirai.It is known for its strength/durability. It is used extensively in flooring beams,construction members etc.In case of railway sleepers and electric poles this can be used as well.

HARDWOOD

Description and it's uses overall

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).

Features

  • Botanical/Scientific name: Shorea spp.
  • Color varies from pale staw to darkish brown
  • Texture is coarse with interlocked grain
  • Density of timber is 850 kg/m3
  • Radial and tangential shrinkages are 5.5% and 10.1%
  • Modulus of Rupture: 17,730 lbf/in2
  • Elastic Modulus: 2,457,000 lbf/in2
  • It is non-durable in terms of decay resistance
  • It is susceptible to insect attack
  • Due to its high density,it is hard to work with
  • Glues,stains and finishes well
  • It may have a slight blunting effect on tools
  • In case of toxicity,it causes eye,throat irritation

Features

  • Hardwoods comes from deciduos trees
  • he main hardwood timbers are ash, beech, birch etc
  • Ashes are light creamy brown in color
  • Ashes are open grained,tough and flexible in texture
  • Beeches are white and pinkish-brown in color
  • Beeches are close-grained,hard in texture
  • Elms are light to medium brown in color
  • These are open and interlock grained in texture
  • The density varies from 0.6-0.9 kg/m3
  • Hardwood from deciduos species,shows annual growth rings
  • Decay resistance varies from moderate to high depending on species
  • Furniture,floors are made out of hardwood
  • Hardwood possesses dense structure so they are heavier

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