Botanical Name : Most species of Sapotaceae principally Palaquium spp. (Light species)
Family : Sapotaceae
General Characteristics : Heartwood is deep pink-red or red brown. Sapwood is moderately well defined. Texture is moderately fine to slightly coarse and even; Grain is straight to shallowly interlocked and sometimes wavy.
Air-dry density : 400 – 1075 kg/m3
Drying and Shrinkage : Dries at an average rate with little or no degrade. Shrinkage: Radial 1.0 – 3.0%; Tangential 1.9 – 4.3%.
Strength Group : C
Durability : Moderately durable
Treatability : Very Difficult
Usage : Popularly used for furniture; also used for high class decorative interior finishing and cabinet-making, paneling, partitioning, moulding, strip and parquet flooring, boat deckings, veneer, plywood and pallets.