NEW GUINEA WALNUT
Common Name(s): Dahu besar daum (Indonesia); Sengkuang (Malaysia); Sengkuang (Sabah); Sengkuang (Sarawak); Dahu (Indonesia); Sengkuang (Borneo); Mon (Papua New Guinea); New Guinea walnut (Papua New Guinea); Sarunsab (Sabah); Unkawang (Sarawak); Sengkuang (Malaysia); Maliyan (Philippines); Basuong (Indonesia); Ka-kho (Thailand); Sengkuang (Indonesia); Basuong (West Irian); Dao (Philippines); Sang-kuan (Thailand)
Scientific Name: Dracontomelon dao Merrill & Rolfe
Distribution: Southeast Asia and Oceania
Janka Hardness: 940
Color/Appearance: The sapwood is pale yellow, clearly defined. The heartwood is walnut brown, grayish-or greenish-yellow.
Grain/Texture: The grain may be straight or interlocked. Texture is reported to be medium to coarse, with moderate in luster.
Workability: Good results with both hand and machine tools. Despite its interlocked grain, tearout is not as problematic as other woods. Glues and finishes well.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, gunstocks, interior paneling, veneer, turned items, and other small wooden objects and novelties.