Melunak

Melunak

 

Scientific Name:

Pentace spp. (Family: Tiliaceae)  

General Description:

A light hardwood. The trees are medium to large in size and can be found scattered in undulating lowland as well as hill forests. In terms of density and general usage, the timber can easily be used to substitute the more expensive Dark Red Meranti. This timber rarely contains defect.  

Timber Description:

  • Density: 530 - 755 kg/m3
  • Heartwood: pink-brown, light red-brown or red-brown
  • Sapwood: yellow or light straw-coloured
 

Spot Characters:

  • distinctive ripple marks
  • vessels moderately small, solitary and in radial multiples
  • tyloses fairly abundant
  • white-coloured deposit occasionally present
  • stripe figure on radial surface
 

Utilisation:

The timber is suitable for interior finishing, panelling, superior joinery, furniture manufacture, flooring and other light construction