Merbeau


Merbeau



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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Appearance


Color: Heartwood is yellowish to orange-brown when freshly cut, turning brown or dark red- brown upon exposure.

Grain: Straight to interlocked or wavy; coarse texture.


Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate to high variation in color.

Workability


Sawing/Machining: Sawing is difficult; wood gums saw teeth and dulls cutting edges; carbide tooling recommended.


Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.


Nailing: No known problems.


Finishing: Takes neutral finish well. May be difficult to stain.


Comments High resistance to termites. Origin: Southeast Asia

Properties


Hardness/Janka: Janka:1925; (49% harder than Northern red oak).


Dimensional Stability: Janka:1925; (49% harder than Northern red oak).


Durability: Availability


Moderately available.