Why Is Merbau Used For Decking Timber?
Installing Merbau Decking at your home or business, will take an area that is used sparingly, and turns it into a space that people will want to spend time in. A mini-oasis, that is ready for you to relax and enjoy in.
A new deck is also a great way to add value to your property.
From South East Asia, Merbau has a wide range of applications from building to indoor and outdoor furnishings.
The wood ranges from a faded red to dark red brownish colour, with the wood grain being wavy or interlocked. This hardwood has a coarse but even texture.
So Why Is Merbau So Popular For Decking?
Merbau Decking is one of the best timbers to use for a wooden outdoor deck. It’s an excellent all round hardwood, that wears well under traffic and preserves it’s colour after weathering. It is strong and hard-wearing timber that is fire and pest resistant. As other timber split and peel in the hot Australian sun, this timber show just how durable it really is. If you treat and take care for your deck, it will certainly be around for a very long time.
In building construction, Merbau is used in framework, decking, treads and other basic requirements. Many boats, especially the decks, are made from this hardwood, as are a range of wine barrels, musical equipment and tool handles.
Merbau has lots of uses in the fields of engineering, building, marine and furnishings, both for the indoor and outdoors. It is likewise made use of in infrastructure jobs including, cross arms, platform structure, stacks, sleepers, poles, wharves and mining woods.
The Many Uses of Merbau Timber
As a furniture product it is prominent in outside settings, screening and barbeque trolleys, as well as being valued for turning, paneling, joinery, store fitting, cabinet making, parquet flooring, carving, veneer, counter and bench tops.
It turns well and is reasonably simple to work with using machine and hand tools. It will normally cut cleanly however there may be some blunting or gumming effect on the cutting edges. Merbau has the tendency to split unless pre-drilled, but holds attachments well.
This Hardwood Is Suitable For:
- Exterior Stairs
- Internal Paneling
- Wooden Windows / Portal Frames