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Red Balau

Red Balau is known for its hardness, beauty, and natural durability.  Red Balau ranges from a medium red to a deep red/brown and often has resin canals with white contents in concentric lines on end surfaces produce a warm and visually striking effect; the texture of Red Balau is moderately fine and grain is typically interlocked.

Red Balau hardwood decking is the first choice for any job that requires a superior finish, natural durability, and long-lasting performance. It is a versatile, distinctive wood that lends elegance to any project. While many people are partial to the rich, classic look of a Mahogany deck, some don’t like the inconsistency or the maintenance hassles that accompany products like Cambara or Meranti. Red Balua is therefore ideal, providing customers long-lasting durability and visual appeal from their decks with minimal maintenance efforts.

Although maintenance is minimal when it comes to Red Balau; just as any other species of wood, Batu requires specific maintenance techniques in order to keep your investment in impeccable shape. Over time the color of the deck will begin to fade to more of a beige/grey color when exposed to the elements. Luckily one of the benefits of Batu / Red Balau is the fact that it can be repeatedly brought back to life through a simple refinishing of the deck.

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Product Specifications:

Product Dimensions Available: 1×4, 1×6, 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 2×4, 2×6, 2×8 – custom milling and profiles available.

Product Applications: decking, docks, siding, trim, accent walls, rainscreen, outdoor showers, gazebo, fencing

Species of Wood: Red Balau

Photosensitivity: Yes, Red Balau darkens on exposure to UV light

Density: 850 (KG/m3)

Janka Hardness: 2,100 (pounds)

Modulus of Rupture (MOR): 18,400 (psi)

Modulus of Elasticity (MOE): 2,560 (1000 psi)

Grade: Std + Btr

Grain: All Heart

Usage: S4S E4E

Condition: Kiln Dried

Weight Per 1000 Board Feet: 3150 lb

Size Description: 1×4 (.75×3.5”), 1×6(.75×5.5”), 5/4×4(1×3.5”), 5/4×6(1×5.5”), 2×4(1.5×3.5”), 2×6(1.5×5.5”), 2×8(1.5×7.25”)

Other Names: Shorea guiso, Red Balau, Alan Batu, Selangan Batu, Mangaris, Membatu.

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