Why Select Merbau For Your Timber Posts?
Merbau posts timber are an excellent choice when it comes to building a wooden decking, fence, pergola, privacy screens or gates around the home. Merbau is a versatile timber that works with any style home, making it one of the most popular choices for home project in the Sydney area.
This wood is an excellent choice for external and exposed applications because of its natural high density. Native hardwoods have considerable natural fire resistance, Merbau is one of the only timbers that is sufficiently fire resistant to meet Australian Standard AS 3959 and can be used in bushfire prone areas without any treatment.
Building With Merbau Hardwood Posts
In building construction, Merbau is used in framework, decking, treads and other general needs. Many boats, particularly the decks, are made of Merbau, as are a range of wine barrels, musical instruments and tool handles.
Merbau posts has numerous uses in the fields of engineering, building, and marine, both for the indoor and outdoors. It is also made use of in infrastructure jobs consisting of, cross arms, bridge structure, stacks, garden sleepers, poles, pylons, jetties and mining.
Merbau comes from South East Asia and is used in a variety of applications from construction to indoor and outdoor furnishings. In its natural setting these trees can grow up to 50 metres in height, with a trunk of half a metre or more in diameter.
The wood can be a pale red colour to dark reddish brownish colour, with the wood grain being wavy or intertwine. The hardwood has a texture that is coarse but even.
Need Decking Posts Around Your Pool?
This hardwood is fantastic for building an outdoor decking. It’s an excellent all round hardwood, that wears well under traffic and keeps it’s colour after weathering. If you treat and take care for your wood deck, it will be around for a long time.
The wood is also an excellent for furniture. It’s obviously a great choice for garden settings, privacy screening and bbq trolleys, along with being valued for turning, paneling, joinery, store fitting, cabinet making, parquet flooring, sculpting, veneer, counter and bench tops.
It turns well and is relatively easy to work with using hand and machine tools. It will usually cut cleanly but there may be some blunting or gumming result on the cutting edges. It can tend to split unless pre-drilled, but holds fastenings well.
Merbau Wood Is Suitable For:
- Exterior Stairs
- Posts and Screening
- Internal Paneling
- Joinery Products
- Portal Frames
If you would like to ask our staff any question regarding Merbau posts please call us on (02) 8599 4561 or fill in the Contact Us form with your details and we will contact you, ASAP.