YELLOW BALAU

shorea laevis

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ORIGIN

Malaysia

INFO

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.

APPEARANCE

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.

1642:HARDNESS (JANKA)

COMMONLY USED

Flooring, Handrail, Decking, Staircase, Wall Cladding, Ceiling and Furniture.

EXPLORE OTHERS

MAPLE

BEECH

BIRCH

BAMBOO

TASMANIA

OAK

ASH

EUROPEAN

OAK

CHENGAL

AMERICAN

OAK

IROKO

ACCOYA

IPE

WALNUT

TEAK

MERBAU

ZEBRANO

AFRICAN

GOLDEN TEAK

SIENNA

WALNUT

SAPELE

IRONWOOD

AMERICAN

WALNUT

INDIAN

ROSE WOOD

WENGE

PATAGONIA

WALNUT