A giant hardwood from the islands of Indonesia, Phillipines, Madagascar and Malaysia. The heartwood is yellow-brown when fresh sawn, becoming dark-red brown on exposure. Merbau’s texture is even but coarse and the grain is often interlocked. It has high crushing strength and good exterior durability. has a blunting effect on cutters and gum can tend to collect on saws. Pre boring when nailing is necessary. It can be stained, glued and polished but requires some filling. Merbau holds screws well.
Cladding, Construction, Decking, Flooring, Furniture, Joinery, Panelling, Screening, Staircases, Veneer/Panels
Thickness: 25mm, 38mm & 50mm, 75mm & 100mm
Posts: 125mm x 125mm & 150mm x 150mm