Asked by: M'Hamed Uckmanasked in category: General Last Updated: 26th January, 2020
Is yakal wood durable?
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Keeping this in consideration, 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, 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.
Also to know, 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.