Damar Minyak

Damar Minyak

 

Scientific Name:

Agathis spp. (Family: Araucariaceae)  

General Description:

Light Hardwood. Major species include A. borneensis, A. endertii, A. flavescens, A. kinabaluensis, A. lenticula and A. orbicula. Also known as Kauri (Australia); Tulong (Brunei); Ndaku (Fiji); Agathis, Bembueng, Dammar pilau, Dammar raja, Fuko, Goga, Hedje, Kayu dammar putih, Kessi, Kisi, Salo and Solo (Indonesia); Kauri and Kauri pine (New Zealand); Kauri pine (Papua New Guinea); and Almaciga and Dayungon (Philippines).  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 360-660 kg/m3
  • Heartwood:
  • Sapwood:
 

Spot Characters:

  • subject to dry-wood termite attacks and is rapidly destroyed by rotting fungi
  • texture is very fine and even, with straight grain
  • nailing property is rated as excellent
  • the logs are generally remarkably free from defects except for occasional shot holes which are evenly distributed. Spiral grains have been recorded, although only on rare occasions.
 

Utilisation:

The timber is highly prized as an interior finishing timber and is suitable for panelling, mouldings, high class joinery, pencil, plywood, furniture, drawing boards, disposable chopsticks, tooth picks, pattern-making and staircase (apron linings, handrail and sprandrel framing).