Grade Tab:- Selects and Better, Standard and Better.
Constructional purposes and domestic or light duty flooring. Can stain in contact with iron in moist conditions
Believed to be available from well managed sources
East and West Malaysia & Indonesia
770 kg/m3 (can vary by 20% or more)
From the results of limited tests it would seem that in the green state kapur is only slightly superior to teak in general strength properties, but when dried, it is harder, and some 15 per cent stronger in bending, and about 50 per cent stiffer and more resistant to suddenly applied loads than teak
Reported to dry fairly well with only a slight tendency to warp and check
Medium – Works moderately well with both hand and machine tools, but is variable in respect of dulling of cutting edges, but on the whole kapur is slightly better than the average run of keruing. Cutters should be kept well sharpened to avoid trouble from raised grain and to obtain a smooth finish. Takes nails, screws, stains and polish satisfactorily