Merbau Timber Perth WA

Natural colour

Pale to Dark Reddish Brown

Common uses

  • Decking, Joinery, Staircases

  • External Structures, Outdoor Furniture, General Construction

Alternatives (similar colour)

Spotted Gum, Jarrah

Grain

The wood grain is variable but usually interlocked or wavy, which produces a ribbon figure on the radial surface. The timber has a coarse but even texture. It has a characteristic oily odour when cut.

Workability

Merbau takes well to paint, stain and polish, however the finish can sometimes be affected by gum bleed or oily patches. Its vessels also contain a yellow substance that stains textiles and concrete. It turns well and is relatively easy to work with hand tools, though it can be variable when it comes to machining. It will generally cut cleanly but there may be some blunting or gumming effect on the cutting edges. Merbau tends to split unless pre-drilled, but holds fastenings well. Will bleed tannin’s if allowed to get wet prior to coating. Sealing of all exposed surfaces is essential.

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Key features

  • Very durable, hard and dense timber
  • Bushfire resistant timber
  • Suitable for use in exposed situations
  • Dimensionally a very stable timber
  • Resistant to splintering
  • Highly resistant to termites
  • Good colour restoration after oiling
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Delivery capability

We can save you time and money by delivering directly to your worksite.

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Supply availability

With our fully equipped warehouse, we always have the stock available so you can get on with your job.

Technical

Botanical & Other Names

  • Insia Bijuga, also known commonly as Kwila

Origin

  • SE Asia, Oceania

Certification

  • 100% FSC Certified 

Resistance

  • Termite Resistance – Resistant

  • Lyctid Susceptibility – Susceptible Sapwood

  • Bushfire – BAL 12.5, 19, 29. All AS3959 required applications

  • Fire Properties Group 3 – Slightly combustible

Stock Sizing

  • 150×47 Dressed Solid F27

  • 200×47 Dressed Soild F27

  • 290×45 Dressed Solid F27

  • Solid length range 0.9m to 5.7m

  • For finished dressed and profiled products contact us.

  • Dressed Laminated Posts 95×95, 120×120, 140×140, 190×190

  • Dressed Laminated Beams 42×32 70×32 70×42 90×42, 140×42, 190×42, 240×42, 290×42, 190×65, 240×65, 260×65, 290×65, 330×65 290×80 330×80

  • Laminated length range up to 7.8m

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We are located in Landsdale / Wangara, we can deliver anywhere in Western Australia including the South West, Northern WA, Perth, Welshpool, Mandurah, Rockingham, Yanchep and even further.

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“The timber quality is excellent, the price was competitive, the communication spot on and the delivery just right. Well done and thanks again”

Michael

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