Rubberwood

Rubberwood
Rubberwood
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The tree produces a light hardwood, weighing between 560 and 640 kg/m3 when dry. There is little distinction between sapwood and heartwood, the wood being whitish when freshly cut, becoming light brown in colour on exposure with a pink tinge. The grain is straight, the texture moderately coarse but even,...
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Merbau
Merbau
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The sapwood, usually about 75mm wide, is sharply differentiated from the heartwood, and is whitish to pale yellow in colour. The heartwood is orange-brown or brown or dark red-brown, weathering to darker shades. Lighter-coloured parenchymatous markings often give the wood an ornamental figure on tangential surfaces. The wood is rather...
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Guarea
Guarea
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G. thompsonii - Pinkish-brown, like a pale mahogany, darkening to a better colour than G. cediata. Straight grain and a silky appearance. Weight about 640 kg/m3 when dried. G. cediata - Pinkish-brown, with a fine texture, and cedar-like scent. Weight about 590 kg/m3 when dried.
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Hickory
Hickory
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All the species are similar in appearance; the sapwood is white, and usually wide, and is generally preferred, while the heartwood is brown or reddish-brown in colour. The grain is straight, and only occasionally wavy or irregular, and the texture is coarse, not unlike ash in general appearance. The true...
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Keruing
Keruing
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The sapwood is greyish-brown and distinct, and usually 50mm to 75mm wide. The heartwood varies from light red to reddish-brown or brown, darkening on exposure. 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...
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Gaboon
Gaboon
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Gaboon is one of the most useful hardwoods and is used in large quantities for plywood and blockboard. As it has a fairly close resemblance to African mahogany, it has been known as gaboon mahogany, but since it is unrelated to the true mahoganies the description is misleading and should...
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