The wood is light yellow to light brown and does not have demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.50 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is normal and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Surface is sometimes fuzzy. Keep sharp tools. Filling is necessary to obtain a good finish. Nailing is poor and gluing is correct. Duabanga dries rapid.
Duabanga is not durable to fungi and is susceptible to dry wood borers; sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood).
Duabanga can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, fiber and particle boards, veneer, paneling, boxes and crates, moulding, joinery, sliced veneer, pulp, matches
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||Asia and Oceania|
Lampati Ramdala, Magas, Magasawith, Myaukngo, Loktob, Phay, Kalam, Tagahas, Phay-sung, Duabanga, Linkwai,
Duabanga Grandiflora, Duabanga Moluccana,
Moulding, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Fiber or paticle boards, Pulp, Floats, Interior joinery, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Sliced veneer, Blockboard, Matches, Turned goods,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Typical colour:||Light Brown|
|Crushing strength:||39 MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,50 |
|Stability:||Moderately stable |
|Static bending strength:||64 MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Fungi:||Class 5 - Not durable|
|Termites:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Treatability:||Class 2 - Moderately permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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