Merbau

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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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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Afzelia
Afzelia
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The various species of afzelia are very similar in appearance. The sapwood is pale straw-coloured and sharply defined from the light-brown heartwood; the latter often becomes dark red-brown on exposure. Mottle and other figure is frequently present. The grain is irregular and often interlocked and the texture is coarse but...
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