South East Asia in origin

Movement - Medium to large.

Durability - Moderately Durable.

Treatability - Moderately resistant at least.

Workability - Fairly difficult owing to grain and gum.

 

Uses - Heavy construction, vehicle building, decking and sleepers.

Look - Straight grain or shallowly interlocked. The texture is moderately coarse and even texture. Pinkish brown to dark brown in colour. Also it has a rather characterless appearance.The heavy gum deposits cause problems in machining.