Burmog (Pentace triptera)
Family - Tiliaceae
Distribution - Malaysia
Other Names: Pentace adenophora / curtisii / discolor / macrophylla, Melunak pusat beludu, Balong ayam, Baru, Janda baik, Kebal ayam, Kempayang hantu, Pinang baik, Takalis.
Characteristics: The sapwood is lighter coloured than the heartwood which is brown with a red or pink tinge. The grain is shallowly to deeply interlocked. Texture is moderately fine and even. White deposits are occasionally present in the cells, and the wood displays distinct ripple marks. The timber weighs about 660kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities: Moderately easy to work. It takes nails, screws and polish very well.
Uses: Boat building, Cabinetmaking, Flooring, Furniture, Joinery, Light construction, Panelling, Particleboard, Plywood, Pulp/Paper products, Roofing, Sporting Goods, Toys, Turnery, Vehicle parts.