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Merbau Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Merbau (Intsia, spp) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Merbau, Kwila.
Grown in: South East Asia.
Merbau is medium brown colored wood with reddish/orange highlights with a course graining. Many pieces exhibit yellow "flecking" in the pores.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Merbau comes in a fairly wide range of color variability, from light browns to medium browns to dark browns. Many pieces will have a yellow dust in the pores which show up as gold "flecking" when finished.
Color Change: Merbau undergoes a medium to large degree of color change, with the muting of the color variation from when fresh milled and with darkening over time to deeper orangey brown color.
Where to Use
Merbau may be used both residentially and commercially wherever the rich look of Merbau is desired.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Merbau.
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