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4/4 - S2S - KD $ 30.12 Per/BF
5/4 - S2S - KD $ 32.52 Per/BF
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Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications
East Indian Satinwood
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.
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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