Bombway white

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A chestnut brown wood obtained from the Terminalia procera tree native to southeast Asia. Bombway white wood has a straight grain, medium texture and polishes to a high luster. It is susceptible to attach by wood boring beetles and fungus. Bombway wood is used for furniture, cabinetry, and paneling.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Terminalia procera; white bombway; white bombe; badam

Density 40-49 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "Myrtales." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 19 May 2004 .
  • Kribs, Commercial Foreign woods on the American market