BACKWOOD SPECIES

August, 09

SIMPUR



SIMPUR (Dillenia Excelsa) is also known as Dillenia wood. Simpur trees can grow up to 25m high.

SIMPUR

Also known as Dillenia wood. Simpur trees can grow up to 25m high. The reddish brown with purplish caste extends a classy strand with silvery smooth “Oak-like” figurines that exudes a sense of longevity with its dense and moderate coarse hardwood character. Simple dark grained towards its length and slight interlock on the quarter sawn brings this wood to the finest in wood characteristics. Suit classic design themes, when creatively conceptualized and featured, will stand out in any most contemporary interior design theme. 


WOOD SPECIES DETAILS

NAME

Simpur

BOTANICAL NAME

Dillenia Eximia.

NAME IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Papuana (Maluku), Obovata (Jawa), Katmon (Phillipines), Dillenia (India)

WOOD FAMILY

Dilleniaceae

DISTRIBUTION

Jawa, Irian, Timor, Sumba, Maluku

TREE CHARACTER

The tree can reach from 25-30m in height and diameter can reach up to 50cm.

COLOUR

Heartwood is brown reddish and becoming lighter at outer part.

WOOD TEXTURE

Grain is straight and tight pores.

ROT RESISTANCE

 

A moderate weathering characteristic and good resistant to termite and bugs attack.

DRY WEIGHT

800kg/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

Tough to work with hand tools and machining.

USAGE

Furniture, flooring, decking, veneers and carvings.


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