Asked by: M'Hamed Uckman
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th January, 2020

Is yakal wood durable?

Ideal for outdoor use also. Yakal lumber is very much in demand by our builders. If molave and ipil are not available , yakal is used as posts. It does not last long though when buried in the ground, unlike molave and ipil.

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Also question is, is Gmelina wood durable?

The heartwood of Gmelina is moderately durable. The resistance to termite and marine borer attack is variable, but the wood is usually classified as susceptible. The gluing properties are reported as good.

Also Know, what is the hardest wood? Generally acknowledged as the hardest wood, lignum vitae (Guaiacum sanctum and Guaiacum officinale) measures in at 4,500 pounds-force (lbf) on the Janka scale. That's more than twice as hard as Osage orange (one of the hardest domestic woods) at 2,040 lbf and more than three times harder than red oak at 1,290 lbf.

Beside this, is yakal a hardwood?

Yakal is nothing but Shorea astylosa is an endemic species of plant in the Phillipines. It's wood is hard wood with the dark brownish-yellow shade.

What is the hardest wood in the Philippines?

Characteristics. Mangkono, scientifically called Xanthostemon verdugonianus Naves, is known to be the hardest Philippine hardwood species.

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