The appeal of Yellow Balau is its resemblance in colour and grain to Teak, at a much lower cost. It’s sapwood is moderately well defined and lighter in colour than heartwood. Resin canals usually with white contents, occur characteristically in concentric lines on the end surface but the wood is not resinous.
Balau is a very dense tightly grained wood that is heavily laden with rich tropical oils and resins. Balau’s texture is very fine and even. The grain is interlocked, ofter giving rise to faint stripe figure; texture is moderately fine and even.
Flooring, Handrail, Decking, Staircase, Wall Cladding, Ceiling and Furniture.