Species: Lauan Red


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Lauan Red
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Lauan Red, Red Lauan, Tiaon,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea Negrosensis*, Shorea Polysperma*,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Formwork, Interior panelling, Exterior panelling, Moulding, Ship building (planking and deck), Boxes and crates, Glued laminated, Rolling shutters, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Exterior joinery, Stairs (inside), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Musical instuments, Light carpentry, Flooring,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:50 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,65 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:90 (+/- 6) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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