BACKWOOD SPECIES

August, 09

GMELINA



GMELINA (Gmelina Arborea) is a fast growing tree that can grow from 20m to 40m in height. The refreshing Gmelina has pale silvery colored texture.

GMELINA

Also known as White Teak, a fast growing tree that can grow from 20m to 40m in height. The refreshing Gmelina has pale silvery colored texture which comes from the same family of Teak (Tectona Grandis). The strong qualities are its highly decorative nature for interior wood works, paneling, joineries and sliced veneer. It is a strong and pretty contender to decorate your interior floor. Stained and or in various floor designs, Gmelina always appears attractive in its outlook. Uniquely, it is greasy to the touch. 

WOOD SPECIES DETAILS

NAME
Gmelina

BOTANICAL NAME
Gmelina Arborea

NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Gamari (India), Gamar (Bangladesh), Yemane (Myanmar)

WOOD FAMILY
Verbenaceae

DISTRIBUTION
Java, Irian, Timor, Sumba, Maluku

TREE CHARACTER
The tree can reach from 20-40m in height and diameter can reach up to 100cm.

COLOUR
Heartwood is light white yellowish with frequently bands of lighter colour wood to slight greyish.

WOOD TEXTURE
Grain is rough and tight pores.

ROT RESISTANCE
A moderate weathering characteristic and poor resistant to termite and bugs attack.

DRY WEIGHT
400 – 600kg/m3

JANKA HARDNESS
4270 Nm

BRINELL HARDNESS
3.2 N/mm²

MODULUS OF RUPTURE
87.4 MPa

MODULUS OF ELASTIC
10800 MPa

CRUSHING STRENGTH
33.4 MPa

WORKABILITY
Easy to work with hand tools and machining.

USAGE
Furniture, flooring, decking, veneers and carvings.


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