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Disadvantages and advantages of bengkirai wood

Kistang - yellow balau wood or better known as bengkirai wood is one of the woods that is very familiar for the manufacture of bengkirai wooden houses, including wood that thrives in southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, and our country Indonesia is no exception.

Disadvantages and advantages of bengkirai wood
Disadvantages and advantages of bengkirai wood


The bengkirai tree can grow 40 meters from the ground with an area of up to 120 cm in diameter. The wood texture is hard and smooth, making the bengkirai wood great for making frames and other building materials. Bengkirai wood is a hard wood, so it definitely has a heavy weight and strong wood resistance.

Utilization of bengkirai wood


Bengkirai wood is not only used as a building material for residential houses, but Bengkirai wood can also be used as a variety of home furnishings such as furniture and others.

Bengkirai wood which has a durability level of 1 to 2 makes bengkirai wood almost equivalent to teak, no wonder some plywood processing companies make bengkirai wood as the main material for making decking.

In addition, in the past several countries made bengkirai wood into railroad sleepers, in terms of the strength and durability of bengkirai wood, there is no need to doubt it.

Advantages and disadvantages of bengkirai wood


Bengkirai wood, even though it is a quality wood, is almost equivalent to teak, but it is not free from the same shortcomings as wood and other materials which we have obtained from various sources as follows:

The advantages of bengkirai wood


Bengkirai wood or yellow balau wood as quality wood certainly has various advantages that can compete with other types of wood which we will discuss some of the points below:

1. Easy to shape


One of the advantages of Bengkirai wood that is favored by workers in the field of wood processing is its wood texture which is very easy to form into various kinds of processed wood products such as furniture, furniture, musical instruments and wood carving arts.

So that it can be our consideration as an alternative wood to replace teak wood which is increasingly difficult to obtain. The quality is also very good if made of furniture such as tables, chairs, cabinets and others.

2. Distinctive wood color pattern


Bengkirai wood has a very distinctive wood pattern color, which is slightly brownish yellow, very beautiful, looks very natural, very suitable to be used as wood furniture with classic and casual nuances.

Although it has a natural wood color pattern, bengkirai wood is also easy to paint or color on bengkirai wood, especially the neutral color is very suitable for bengkirai wood.

4. Strong resistance


Bengkirai wood is a type of wood with strong resistance, which can be interpreted as durable wood that is resistant to various weathers and is resistant to fungi and termites.

No wonder some people use processed bengkirai wood for home exterior purposes or various furniture such as chairs, tables and others to be placed outdoors.

5. The price is more affordable


From an economic point of view, the price for bengkirai wood is much cheaper if we compare it to teak and ironwood, but the quality of bengkirai wood does not disappoint because bengkirai wood is included in the ranks of durable wood and grade 1-2 quality wood.

With prices much cheaper than teak, you can create beautiful and quality furniture and residential homes with natural nuances.

Disadvantages of bengkirai wood


Of the advantages above Bengkirai wood also cannot be separated from the disadvantages as well, namely as follows:

1. Difficult to move around


Bengkirai wood is wood with a very heavy weight making it a little difficult for you to arrange or move furniture or furniture made from processed bengkirai wood so it requires extra energy (many people) to move it.

2. Easy to crack


Although bengkirai wood is easy to shape and is included in quality wood, bengkirai wood has one weakness that makes us a bit of a hassle, namely bengkirai wood is easy to break or crack on its surface.

These two things are the drawbacks of this bengkirai wood, the rest of the bengkirai wood is almost perfect for wood-based materials.

That's the result of our review of bengkirai wood if you want to add you can comment below and thank you for visiting.