Balau is yellow-brown to dark-brown wood with a fine texture and interlocked grains. It is noted for its strength and toughness and is extremely durable even under tropical conditions. Uses; Balau is very heavily used as structural timber in many countries worldwide. It is used for heavy duty structural work, bridge and wharf construction, sleepers, flooring and boat framing.
General Character: Light Hardwood, Air-Dry Density (kg/m3): 560 - 865, Strength Group: 5, Quality Of Planning Finish: Smooth, Ease Of Nailing: Easy