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MERBAU

Intsia spp.





my samples:


both sides of a sample plank of kwila / Intsia bijuga --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site. Note that the first face was sanded to 240 grit and the second face was not and this accounts for minor differences in color between the two (the second face still has a patina) and the better resolution of the detail characteristics as seen in the first one.


end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above


END GRAIN UPDATE from directly above


flooring sample and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the flooring sample directly above


flooring sample and end grain


end grain closeup and END GRAIN UPDATE of the flooring sample directly above


both sides and the end grain of a sample (HUGE enlargements are present)


face grain closeup and
HIGH GRIT END GRAIN CLOSEUP of the piece directly above


kwila veneer --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sheet was contributed to the site by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.



web pics:

NOTE: the colors are all over the map on this. I can only say that the ones close to my own sample are believable and consistent with the information in the fact sheet, and the others are not.


end grain listed as merbau Intsia spp.


plank listed as merbau / Intsia bijuga and that has wet and dry sections


planks listed as merbau / Intsia bijuga


planks listed as merbau / Intsia palembanica


planks


plank listed as merbau / Intsia bijuga


plank listed as Intsia bijuga; I find the color completely unbelievable


planks listed as "kwila"


planks listed as kwila / Intsia bijuga


varnished planks


turning stock


pen blanks


veneer listed as kwila


veneer listed as "light colored" merbau / Intsia palembanica.


decking planks


flooring listed as merbau / Intsia palembanica


flooring pics with both levels of enlargement, thus showing the grain very nicely


flooring


scales


glulam section listed as Intsia bijuga


end grain of a flooring plank