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


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.


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.

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    Contact Us


    252 Gnangara Rd, Landsdale, WA 6065

    Phone: (08) 6558 1266


    Opening Hours

    • Mon – Fri: 7.30am to 4.00pm
    • Sat: Closed
    • Sun: Closed

    We are located in Landsdale, 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”