Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
Coarse and open texture; Machines without difficulty except for planing quarter sawn material. Very hard wood that has good natural polishing properties.
Merbau grows in Asia
Color RangeMedium brown with a rich red tinge
Other NamesAizella, Ipil, Ifelele, Kwila, Lumpha
Some Typical UsesFlooring, musical instruments, violin bows, organ pipes, decking, furniture, veneer
What's the Tree Like?The tree is described as large, developing a bole that is described as often fluted, rather short and thick, with a length of about 50 feet (15 m). Trunk diameter is reported to to be up to 60 inches (150 cm) above large spreading buttresses.
4.08lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Merbau:
Ease of Finishing