In 2007 China imported 250 m3 from Madagascar on a total of 105, 000 m3 of merbau import (68% of the total as round logs, 32% sawn ... It kiln dries fairly well, but mild kiln schedules are required to obtain good results when drying thicker boards. ... Once dry, the wood is moderately stable to stable in service. ... The heartwood is durable, being resistant to fungal, termite and powder-post beetle attacks.
|Author||:||Lemmens, R.H.M.J., Louppe, D. & Oteng-Amoako, A.A.|