Pencil Cedar is similar like okoume ,find more from okoume plywood inspection .
The difference is pencil cedar face veneer are normally rotary cut whole piece of face veneer ,no plain slice to be used for fancy plywood .
When you inspect pencil cedar plywood ,you can use the okoume plywood inspection checklist and grading rules ,also can use tropical red hardwood plywood grading rules .
Pencil Cedar is a high quality hardwood. Due to its ease of working, uniform colour, fine texture and finishing characteristics, it is highly favoured in Japan for prestige cabinet work and custom-made furniture, where it has been marketed successfully as ‘royal cherry’.
The timber works well with both machine and hand tools and has excellent moulding characteristics, producing a smooth, high class surface. Timber with silica present is harder to work with and can cause moderate blunting of cutting edges, but a good smooth finish can always be obtained.
Pencil Cedar is highly regarded for quality furniture and cabinet work as well as for premium mouldings. It has been long recognised as a prime face material for plywood.
Ideally suitable for high quality joinery including window and door, frames, louver blades, shutters, interior wall linings, mouldings and turning; and as a domestic flooring material. Also suitable for a number of boat-building applications including masts, spars and interior fit-outs.
|Botanical Name:||Palaquium warburgianum spp.|
|Standard Trade Names:||Pencil Cedar.|
|Other Names:||Red silkwood, bauvudi, sacau (Fiji), faibaru, maliolo (Solomon Is.) nato, red nato (Philippines) pali, njatuh, balam, punti, nantu, siki, soko (Indonesia) kha-nunnok (Thailand) Bauvudi, saPalaquium Species, principally P.|
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|Availability:||Available ex-stock in kiln dried sizes 100 x 100, 75 x 50, 50 x 50, 75 x 75 and 100 x 25mm.|
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|Species:||Palaquium warburgianum spp.