Jelutong

Scientific name:  Dyera costulata

Description:  Heartwood color initially almost white, darkening to a yellowish-brown color with age. Sapwood is not clearly distinguished from heartwood.  Grain is usually straight; occasionally interlocked. With a uniform medium to fine texture and good natural lustre.

Properties:  Jelutong’s low density make it very easy to work, with both hand and machine tools. Some gum buildup may occur on cutting tools, but overall results are good. Glues, stains, turns, and finishes well.

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