The wood is orange yellow brown darkening to golden brown. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.80 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is fairly high; peeling is reported to be good and slicing is not recommended or without interest. Difficulties during sawing due to hard deposits in the pores, interlocked grain and tension wood. Fibrous surface. Filling is recommended. Medium hardness. Nailing is poor and gluing is correct. It dries normal to slowly.
Keledang is moderately durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).
Keledang can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, flooring, stairs, panelling, veneer, boxes and crates, joinery, matches, light carpentry
• exterior: e.g. vehicle or container flooring
Used for high class coffins (Malaysia).
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||Asia and Oceania|
Keledang, Aini, Bsang, Selangking, Terap, Myauklok, Anubing, Malakubi, Mit-Nai, Keledang Babi, Tamgang, Lakuch, Kapiag, Kalulot, Had, Jackwood,
Interior joinery, Flooring, Turned goods, Matches, Vehicle or container flooring, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Stairs (inside), Light carpentry, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Grain:||Straigth or interlocked|
|Crushing strength:||55 MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,80 |
|Stability:||Moderately stable to stable |
|Static bending strength:||90 MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated|
|Fungi:||Class 3 - Moderately durable|
|Termites:||Class D - Durable|
|Treatability:||Class 3 - Poorly permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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