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Apitong


Hardwood 44 lbs. per cubic foot, 3.67 lbs. per board foot
Abundant in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and New Guinea, There are many different species, however, they look very much alike. Sapwood is creamy yellow, gray, or reddish white, while heartwood is reddish purple or brown. The grain is usually straight. The wood is slow to dry, does not take preservatives too well, is moderately low in decay resistance, and somewhat difficult to work. Apitong is very hard, strong, holds fastenings very well, and is often substituted for white oak but it is not nearly as durable. Apitong is frequently used in truck and trailer bed decking.
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