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Is Kapur a hardwood or softwood?

Is Kapur a hardwood or softwood?

Kapur is a large South East Asian hardwood with a broad range of applications including general construction and as an internal and external finishing material.

What is the texture of Kapur?

General characteristics Heartwood: red to red-brown. Texture: coarse, uniform; grain varies from straight to interlocked or spiral.

How is Kapor made?

Camphor (Kapoor) is usually formed after distilling the bark and wood of the Camphor tree found mainly found in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia, but it is also manufactured chemically. The chemical formula of camphor is C10H16O, which is flammable in nature.

What is merbau timber?

Merbau is a popular hardwood derived largely from areas in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific islands, and northern Queensland. With its high degree of natural durability and strength it is used externally in engineering, construction and marine applications.

What is Keruing timber?

The grain is usually straight but may be shallowly interlocked, and the texture is moderately coarse or coarse, but even. The timber contains an oleo-resin which exudes in a number of pieces especially on the end grain….

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Capricorn Eco Timber Stafford D
Brooks Bros (UK) Limited Maldon M D A R

What is meranti timber?

Meranti is a soft to firm hardwood timber. Meranti is not subject to warping or twisting and is dent resistant. Because of its stability it can be used for a wide variety of applications.

Is Kapur and camphor same?

Camphor, also known as “Kapur” is a crystal-like, white compound with a strong pungent aroma and taste. It is derived from the wood of the camphor plant (Cinnamomum camphora). Camphor is often used for its therapeutic benefits and in Spiritual practices as well.

Why is merbau so expensive?

Unsustainable logging practices over the years have made Merbau and other timbers expensive, on your wallet and on the environment.

Is Kwila and merbau the same?

Merbau and Kwila are the same timber, it’s just called different things by different people… In Indonesia and Malaysia it is called Merbau, in PNG it’s called Kwila. Merbau/Kwila comes from the Intsia species of tree.

Where is Keruing wood grown?

The name Keruing is the best known in the United Kingdom and actually refers to timber imported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak; Gurjun is timber from Burma and India, Yang is from Thailand and Apitong is from the Philippines….Keruing.

Length Range Between 2.1m to 5.7m
Width Range Between 20mm to 250mm

Where does Keruing wood come from?

The trees of this genus occur gregariously throughout South East Asia, Burma, India, The Andamans, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.