One of the most splendid burls, Amboyna Burl is an exotic wood that is one of about 60 in the Pterocarpus genus, which is reported to consist of small to large trees distributed throughout the tropics. Pterocarpus indicus is reported to be indigenous to Malaysia, but is also found in the Philippines, Borneo, Burma, New Guinea, and the Malay Archipelago. The bending strength of air-dried wood of the species is similar to that of Teak, which is considered to be strong. Strength in compression parallel to grain is in the high range. Other species in this range include Teak, White oak, and Hard maple. It is moderately hard and resistant to wearing and marring. It is a heavy wood. The wood is high in density.
Avg Dry Wgt : 41 lbs/ft3 (660 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1260lbf (5605 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.66
Texture : Moderately fine to moderately coarse
Grain Pattern : Crossed and irregular grain
Health Risk : Dermatitis, asthma, nausea
Color : Light yellow to golden-yellow to brick-red
Wood Type : Tropical Hardwood