Keruing, also called Apitong (scientific name: Dipterocarpusspp.), has a heartwood of light-medium yellow-brown to red-browncolor. Its texture is medium to coarse, luster is moderate and grain is generally straight or slightly interlocked.
Keruing is commonly found in Southeast Asia. It is rated as moderately durable with poor-moderate resistance to insect attack.
6,170 N(1,390 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
745 kg/m3(46 lbs/ft3)
Good results can be achieved with either hand tools or machine tools. Lumber pieces containing silica can dull cutting tools. Resin from the wood can build up on tools and make finishing difficult. Large movement in service.