Merbau - West Wind Hardwood



Available in 2″ Thickness. Also known as Kwila.

Price is per BDFT. Lengths are not listed due to varying stock, please add to cart to receive an official quote from our sales team.

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Scientific name: Intsia spp. (I. bijuga, I. palembanica)

Merbau is a medium to large tree, widespread throughout the South Pacific. It can be found throughout the Solomon Islands mainly in coastal forests although it is not of major occurrence. Small sawn parcels are available in a full range of sizes Merbau is a high quality, strong, durable hardwood. It has been a popular timber in Europe for many years where it finds a specialized use in velodrome / cycling tracks. It has also become popular in Australia and New Zealand where it is in demand for high quality applications including exterior joinery. It is a good substitute for teak (Tectona grandis) and is closely related to the well known doussié (Afzelia spp.) of West Africa.

Additional information

Weight 4.5 lbs


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