Data For: Merbau (Kwila) (Intsia bijuga)

Currently this wood is the most popular species for furniture and flooring.

Common Names
Kwila
Choyo
Dort
Kebuk
Lumpho
Merbau
Thort
Tuamis
Wantal
Zolt

 

Numerical Values
Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength 1271 983 kg/cm2
Crushing Strength (Perp.) 101 128 kg/cm2
Maximum Crushing Strength 521 690 kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL) 583 737 kg/cm2
Stiffness 140 162 1k kg/cm2
Hardness   777 kg
Shearing Strength   187 kg/cm2
Toughness   559 cm-kg
Specific Gravity 0.68 0.73  
Weight 1138 785 kg/cm3
Density (Air-dry)   785 kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage (G->OD) 3 %
Tangential Shrinkage (G->OD) 5 %
Volumetric Shrinkage (G->OD) 8 %

Numerical Values
Category Green Dry Unit
Bending Strength 13988 18080 psi
Crushing Strength (Perp.) 1440 1820 psi
Maximum Crushing Strength 7405 9816 psi
Static Bending (FSPL) 8292 10482 psi
Stiffness 1992 2306 1000 psi
Hardness   1712 in-lbs
Shearing Strength   2655 psi
Toughness   485 in-lbs
Specific Gravity 0.68 0.73  
Weight 71 49 lbs/ft3
Density (Air-dry)   49 lbs/ft3
Radial Shrinkage (G->OD) 3 %
Tangential Shrinkage (G->OD) 5 %
Volumetric Shrinkage (G->OD) 8 %