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Raintree Wood Planks (Customizable)

Original price $20.00 - Original price $160.00
Original price
$35.00
$20.00 - $160.00
Current price $35.00

Rain Tree - Samanea saman Species 

Singapore local wood. The place where you buy Rain Tree wood planks in Singapore. 

The Rain Tree (Samanea saman) is easily recognised by its massive umbrella-shaped, widely-spreading crown which can reach 20 to 30m across. It has small clusters of flowers that are pinkish or whitish and are slightly fragrant.
 
Its seed pods are thick, long, straight and fleshy inside. The pods ripen black and the seeds germinate readily into seedlings, sometimes while still inside the fruit. Its sweet fruit pulp is relished by cattle, goats, horses, pigs and even children in some countries. Epiphytes like ferns and orchids tend to perch on old Rain Trees.
 
The Rain Tree originates from Tropical America. It was introduced to Singapore in 1876, and by the mid-1900s, it was planted throughout the tropics.

 Source:
Singapore Local Trees
Preparation:
Sawn, Planed, Kiln Dried
Common Names:  Rain Tree
Colour: 
Walnut to dark chocolate brown which turns a light to golden brown with cream-coloured sap
Texture:  Moderately Coarse
Grain:  Interlocked
Durability:  Moderately Durable (550 - 700kg/m3)
Common Uses:  Furniture, cabinet, shelves, planking, and carving

 

Differences between finishing

Planed: For planed finish, the planks are run through the planer on both sides to get an even thickness across the length. You can expect some "splinters", surface cracks, slight warping, rough surface, edges that are not square on the planks.

Sanded smooth: The planks will be sanded smooth and run through the jointer for squareness. The planks are sanded to a 320 grit finish.

Oil finish: The planks will undergo smoothing through sanding, followed by the application of a premium oil to preserve the inherent charm and beauty of the natural wood surfaces.

Lead time: 7-10 working days

Disclaimer: As each tree log is unique despite being of the same species, there may be variations in colour, tones and grain on each individual piece or among the products. Please be advised that exchanges are not allowed due to the natural variations in colour.