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Janka Hardness 1798 (what's this? )
Bangkirai is 143% as hard as Red Oak (1798 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Shorea laevis
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Anggelam, Balau, Benuas, Kumus, Penapak
  • Origin
  • Description
    Bangkirai is a robust wood species that remains smooth under friction with a grain that can be straight or spiraled.
  • Stability
    Bangkiari demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Bangkirai will fade from its original soft brown yellow color and will become a silver grey color.
  • Color Range
    Bangkirai heartwood is a brownish yellow, and the sapwood yellowish pale brown.

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