Bekak

Bekak

 

Scientific Name:

 Aglaia sect. Amoora (Family: Meliaceae)  

General Description:

Medium Hardwood. Major species include A. lawii, A. macrocarpa, A. malaccensis, A.multinervis, A. rubiginosa and A. spectabilis. Also known as Amali and Amoora (India); Bunjau, Kolaka, Lempega gunung, Parak api, Perak seluang, Tenge and Woloe lakoe (Indonesia); Mai Kuang Deng and Nok Kok (Laos); Amoora and Aukchinza-ni (Myanmar); Amoor (Pakistan); Amoora (Papua New Guinea), Kato (Philippines); Ta-sua (Thailand); and Goi noc (Vietnam).  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 705-1,025 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: brick-red or dark red and becomes dark red-brown or walnut-brown on exposure
  • Sapwood: straw-coloured
 

Spot Characters:

  • moderately durable
  • texture is slightly coarse and even, with interlocked and irregular grain
  • nailing property is rated as excellent
 

Utilisation:

The timber is suitable for light to medium construction, decking, flooring (heavy traffic), power-line posts when treated, posts, beams, joists, rafters, pallets (heavy and permanent types), tool handles (impact), staircase (angle blocks, rough brackets, apron linings, baluster and balustrade) and boat planking.