Merbau or Kwila

What is Merbau?

Merbau grows in South-East Asia. Its’ heartwood* is light-brown, it develops into a deeper red-brown when aged. The sapwood* is pale yellow, white or buff coloured.

Most Merbau has an interlocked grain. When sealed with a clear coat, or lightly stained, Merbau has a distinct and attractive appearance.

Merbau is coarse in texture and also contains mineral deposits which give it character.

*Sapwood is the outer light-colored portion of a tree trunk through which the water passes from the roots to the leaves, and in which excess food is often stored. Heartwood is the central core of the trunk.

Merbeau or Kwila Tropical Hardwood

Merbau or Kwila Features:

Kayu Exotic Hardwoods are Available Across Canada

Kayu Warehouses:

Scroll to Top