The sapwood is pale yellow to light buff and is sharply differentiated from the heartwood, which is yellowish to orange-brown when fresh, darkening to brown or dark red-brown on exposure.
Texture is rather coarse but even, with interlocked grain.
The timber is a Heavy Hardwood with a density of 515-1,040 kg/m3 air dry.
Merbau can be used for furniture, fine joinery, turnery, cabinets, flooring, musical instrument, and other specialty wood items.
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