Small pin-holes, caused by ambrosia beetles boring into the living trees, are a common and characteristic defect of Chengal. These small holes are often numerous, but although unsightly, they are only in exceptional cases sufficiently numerous to impair the strength of the timber. These ambrosia beetles die when the timber is seasoned and thus the damage is restricted almost entirely to that which occurs in the green timber.
Due to its excellent water resistant properties, the Chengal wood is suitable for outdoor solid wood decking, garden planter box and outdoor solid wood bench and table.
Sawn, Planed, Kiln Dried
Chan Ta Khien, Chi-ngamat, Takian Chan and Takian Chantamaeo
The sapwood is light yellow and sharply defined from the heartwood, which is light yellow-brown with a distinct green tinge, darkening on exposure to dark purple-brown or rust-red
Texture is fine and even
Shallowly to deeply interlocked grain
Naturally durable and is normally very resistant to termite attack and fungal infestation, (915-980 kg/m3)
Heavy construction, railway sleepers, heavy-duty furniture, marine construction, boat building, mallets, flooring, decking, staircase, carving works