Keruing

Grade Overview:- Selects and Better, Standard and Better.

Properties

BOTANICAL NAME Dipterocarpus spp
DENSITY 740 kg/m3 (can vary by 20% or more)
DISTRIBUTION The trees of this genus occur gregariously throughout South East Asia, Burma, India, The Andamans, Sri Lanka, Thailand, South Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines.
DRYING The timbers of this group dry slowly, and it is difficult to achieve uniform drying particularly in thick stock or in quarter-sawn material. High temperatures aggravate the exudation of resin, and care is therefore needed in order to reduce this to a minimum and also to reduce the tendency for cupping to occur. There is high shrinkage during drying, and a corresponding high movement potential.
DURABILITY Moderately durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS PEFC
MOISTURE CONTENT AD
ORIGIN South East Asia
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES 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.
PURCHASING CYCLE 12 month
STORAGE ADVICE Outside
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS Heavy structural use, Flooring.
WORKING QUALITIES Difficult - The variations that exist between the different species and within species in respect of resin content, type of grain and hardness, affect the general ease of working, dulling of cutters and finishing properties. The timbers vary from hard to very hard and horny in cutting across the grain, and whereas straight grained material is capable of clean, slightly fibrous finish in planing and moulding, quarter-sawn,or interlocked grained material picks up during these operations unless cutting angles are reduced to 20°. 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.

Keruing

Product Code Stocked Environmental Credentials
PEFC Standard and Better (Keruing)
3 x 8″ H0006690 Y
2 x 7″ H0006467 Y
1.875 x 6″ PSKEM047 Y
1.5 x 8″ H0006689 Y
1.25 x 6″ PSKEM032 Y
1 x 6″ H0006688 Y
Half Lap - Profile (Keruing)
28 x 145mm HKLAP281 Y
22 x 145mm HKLAP221 Y
Standard and Better (Keruing)
1 x 6″ HSKEM025 Y Call the office for more information
1.25 x 6″ HSKEM032 Y Call the office for more information
1.25 x 7″ H0000194 Y Call the office for more information
1.25 x 8″ H0000171 Y Call the office for more information
1.25 x 9″ H0000895 Y Call the office for more information
1.5 x 6″ HSKEM038 Y Call the office for more information
1.5 x 8″ H0000313 Y Call the office for more information
1.845 x 6″ H0000312 Y Call the office for more information
2 x 4″ H0000195 Y Call the office for more information
H0005584 Y Call the office for more information
2 x 6″ HSKEM050 Y Call the office for more information
2 x 7″ H0006061 Y Call the office for more information
2 x 8″ H0000318 Y Call the office for more information
2 x 9″ H0001455 Y Call the office for more information
2.5 x 6″ HSKEM063 Y Call the office for more information