Surian Red Cedar
Species Name: Surian Cedar
Botanical name(s): Toona Calantas syn. Cedrela Calantas. Family: Meliaceae Surian (Indonesia, Malaysia), Kalantas, Limpaga, New Guinea Cedar
Size and location information: A medium to large softwood attaining 40 m in height, with grey to grey-brown bark, which is shed in thin patches. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Equivalent to the Red Cedar of Australia.
Description: Heartwood is light red to red-brown, sapwood is pink-grey.
Density: Dry: 480kg/m3
Shrinkage: 1% radiial, 12% tangential
Durability: Above ground: Class 2
Lyctids Susceptibility: No
Termite Resistance (AS3660): No
Easy to work. Grain may fur up.
Cabinet work, joinery, furniture & panelling.
Plentiful. Select joinery grade grade tends to have a lot shorter length spec.