Keruing Hardwood Timber
Keruing Timber comprises 70 similar species (from various areas in Malaysia/Sarawak/Sabah/Indonesia) which have variations of density and weight. The texture is moderately coarse and may have shallow interlocking grain. The colouring is not an issue as it is used for exterior constructions and will weather to silver-grey.
We mainly stock Keruing in either 50mm x 151 mm sawn size and 28mm x 145mm overall profiled half-lap vehicle flooring, though limited quantities of other sizes are sometimes available. Simply select how you'd like your Keruing timber to be machined as well as the desired measurements using the Cutting List tool to the right, and we'll use the state of the art machinery found in our mill and machine shop to cut it to suit your specifications.
Cut to Size / Planed Keruing Timber
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.
Many Tropical timbers including Keruing may be affected by the tiny Ambrosia beetle when the logs are fresh-felled and lying on the Forest floor in humid climates. As soon as the log is resawn and kiln-dried, the Ambrosia dies i.e. it is not continuous damaging woodworm. This is not considered a defect.
Ordering Keruing Timber
The benefits of Keruing timber derive mainly from its strength. It is moderately resistant to shock and moderately durable. While it is non-resistant to some termite breeds, it requires little maintenance, is very hard-wearing, and is ideal for both outdoor furniture and construction.
Frequently Asked Questions about Keruing Timber
What can this timber be used for?
Keruing Timber is used for: Heavy Structural Use, Flooring, Lorry Beds, Wharf Decking and many more. Sizes we mainly stock are 50mm x 150mm sawn and 28mm x 140mm profiled Half-lap vehicle flooring, although some other sizes are available in limited quantities.
How strong and durable is this timber?
Keruing generally compares with teak in most strength categories, but it is a little stiffer, and about 40 per cent more resistant to shock loads.
Keruing is moderately durable, non-resistant to some termites and is resistant to preservative-treatments.
What are its physical properties?
The wood stains satisfactorily, but due to the resin, varnishing and polishing require a lot of care. It takes nails and screws reasonably well, but its gluing properties are variable. Normally sold air-dried. Some cupping may occur.
Keruing has high crushing strength and medium resistance to shock-loads. Exudes resin naturally in humid or warmer temperatures.
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