Balau Wood


A very hard wood, Balau has a unique light and pale heartwood. It has a distinctive brushed streaked grain. Balau is part of the Shorea family and is known for its hardness.

Balau is a very hardwood that can be used for heavy duty flooring, construction, utility furniture, framing and boat construction.



Balau Photo Gallery


balau wood grain close

Balau heartwood grain up close






Balau sawn timber

Balau sawn timber

Balau Factsheet


NAME Balau, Shorea Obtusa
OTHER COMMON NAMES Thitya, Phchok, Chik, Mai Teng, Mai Nua Keng
FAMILY Dipterocarpaceae
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.75
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JANKA HARDNESS 1780 (Very hard wood)
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MOISTURE CONTENT 14%
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CUTS AVAILABLE Tongue and groove parquet, Sawn Timber
FEATURES Heartwood light to deep brown with brush stroke streaked grain. Ideal construction, roofing, flooring and boat building material.
TYPICAL USES General construction, boatbuilding, furniture components, flooring, railroad crossties, joinery, turnery.


Cuts Available


Parquet Flooring

1 x 2 x 12 and up
1 x 4 x 14 and up
1 x 6 x 36 and up
1 x 8 x 36 and up
Measurements in inches

Sawn Timber

There are a range of sizes available in standard sawn timber. Please contact us with your requirements.

M Plus Timber is registerd in Thailand under M Plus Timber Co., Ltd

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