Keruing Decking

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dipterocarpus SPP

COMMON NAME: Keruing

The grain of Keruing is even, medium texture. Moderately durable and stable in service.

Description

COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: India, Indonesia & Malaysia

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Reasonably consistent in colour. Brown, black, green. Will darken with age.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: Grey brown. Not significantly distinct from heartwood.

WORKING PROPERTIES: Easy to glue and bore. Planes and moulds fairly well. Severe blunting effect on cutters and difficult to sand due to high silica content.

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