The wood is cream white to light yellow, aspect slightly lustrous. The sapwood is not clearly demarcated. The grain is straight and the texture is medium. The grain is sometimes irregular or oblique. Presence of latex canals. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.45 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is normal; peeling is reported to be good and slicing is not recommended or without interest. Keep sharp tools to avoid fuzzy surfaces. Filling is recommended in order to obtain a good finish. Nailing is poor and gluing is correct. It dries rapid and there is a risk of blue stain during drying.
Pulai is not durable to fungi and is susceptible to dry wood borers; sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood).
Pulai can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. boxes and crates, matches, veneer, panelling, furniture, joinery, moulding
• CIRAD Forestry Department
|Origin:||Asia and Oceania|
Milk Wood, Chatian, Shaitanwood, Sepati, Pulai, Letok, Taun Me Ok, White Cheese Wood, Linog, Thia, Pagoda Tree, Chatiyan, Mai Tin Pet, Sega, Dita, Rukattana, Mo-cua, Pattern Wood,
Boxes and crates, Veneer for interior of plywood, Moulding, Current furniture or furniture components, Matches, Interior joinery, Interior panelling,
|Commercial restriction:||No commercial restriction|
|IUCN Red List status:|
|Sapwood:||Not clearly demarcated|
|Typical colour:||Creamy White|
|Crushing strength:||40 MPa|
|Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):||0,45 |
|Static bending strength:||63 MPa|
|Dry wood borers:||Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated|
|Fungi:||Class 5 - Not durable|
|Termites:||Class S - Susceptible|
|Treatability:||Class 1 - Easily permeable|
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 , with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts , CIRAD .
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