Solid Wood and Veneer Study of 12-Year Old Sesenduk Clone

  •  Khairul Masseat    
  •  Mohd. Noor Mahat    
  •  Mohamad Omar Khaidzir    
  •  Abdul Salleh    
  •  Mohd. Musa    
  •  Khairul Awang    
  •  Izran Kamal    


Physical and mechanical properties of solid sesenduk clone were studied using physical tests such shrinkage and specific gravity and mechanical tests such as modulus of rupture (MOR), modulus of elasticity (MOE), compression strength, hardness and shear strength. The solid woods were tested under two different conditions (green and air-dried). The grading of solid sesenduk clone was also conducted by using Acacia mangium as material for comparison. The sesenduk clone was also transformed to veneer and compared with Acacia mangium. From the experiments, it can be concluded that sesenduk clone showed good quality and properties which make it becomes suitable as a supplement raw material in future.

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