Vitex

COMMON APPLICATIONS
Decking
Decking
Decking

Creamy grey heartwood, with a fine even texture. Freshly sawn boards have leathery odour and the timber is greasy to the touch.

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Botanical Name: Vitex cofassus
Origin: Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea

General

Seasoning: Seasons well with little degrade providing stacks are weighted and fillets/stickers are closely spaced.
Working Qualities: The timber planes and machines well and is easy to cut across the grain. A good finish can be obtained and it has good bending qualities. Holds nails well without pre-drilling.
Uses: Decks, rails, cross-arms, bridge and wharf decking, boat-building.
Price (1-10): 1

Availability

Stocked: Yes

Supply

Primary Suppliers: VETE (Village Eco Timber Enterprise)
Resource Certification: Eco-Timber

Durability

Durability Above Ground: Durable

Density

Density Air Dry: 750 kg/m2

Shrinkage

Shrinkage Radial: 1.8 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 4.1 %

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 7.3 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 113 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 14 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 64 MPa

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