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Satinwood - Ceylon
Chloroxylon swietenia
India, Ceylon




4/4 - S2S - KD $ 30.12 Per/BF

5/4 - S2S - KD $ 32.52 Per/BF



Limited quantity - please inquire.







Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications


Chloroxylon swietenia

East Indian Satinwood

Family: Rutaceae

Other Common Names: Satinwood, Billu, Mashwal, Mududad (India), Ceylon Satinwood (Ceylon).

Distribution: Central and southern India and Ceylon.

The Tree: A small to moderate-sized tree about 45 to 50 ft in height with a short clear bole of 10 ft; trunk diameter generally about 1 ft; the tree reaches its maximum size in Ceylon.

The Wood:

General Characteristics: Heartwood light yellow or golden yellow; not distinctly demarcated from the sapwood. Texture fine and even; highly lustrous; grain narrowly interlocked, often with attractive mottle figure; fragrant but without characteristic taste.

Weight: Basic specific gravity (ovendry weight/green volume) 0.80; air-dry density 61 pcf.

Mechanical Properties: (2-in. standard)

Moisture content Bending strength Modulus of elasticity Maximum crushing strength

(%) (Psi) (1,000 psi) (Psi)

Green (32) 12,615 1,650 6,520

15% 16,500 2,020 10,030

Janka side hardness 1,840 lb for green material and 2,600 lb for dry.

Drying and Shrinkage: There is a tendency to warp and check in drying; seasoning of girdled trees is practiced. Kiln schedule T3-C2 is suggested for 4/4 stock and T3-C1 for 8/4. Shrinkage green to ovendry: radial 5.5%; tangential 7.1%.

Working Properties: Difficult to work with hand and machine tools, torn grain common when planing quartersawn surfaces; finishes cleanly; turns very well; takes a fine polish.

Durability: The heartwood is rated as extremely durable; sapwood vulnerable to attack by borers and termites.

Preservation: No data available.

Uses: Decorative veneers, furniture and cabinetwork, turnery, interior joinery, specialty items.







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