Bilinga Logs and Sawn wood is light brown to golden brown, sometimes with ribbon like aspect on quartersawn. It has an ammoniac odor when green or with rewetted wood. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is interlocked and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.70 g/cm3.
The blunting effect is normal, peeling is reported to be good and slicing is not recommended or without interest. Very irritant sawdust. Quartersawn is recommended in order to reduce the risks of distortion. Nailing is good and gluing is correct. Risks of end checks. Bilinga Logs and Sawn wood dries normal to slowly. To reduce distortions, surface drying is recommended prior to kiln drying.
Like most commercial hard and dense wood, the Bilinga Logs and Sawn wood requires the use of powerful hardware. The use of satellite blades is recommended. The silica content in the wood is significant (t <0.01%). The unpleasant smell of wood and dust are irritating.
The wood is moderately durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood). Resistance to fungi: moderate to good. Heart not resistant.
Bilinga Logs and Sawn Timber can be used for several applications:
Can be used as substitute for Oak (Quercus spp.) for some end-uses. The unpleasant odor of this wood when green or rewetted must be taken into account according to the type of end-uses and destination.