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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
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Density = 40-49 ppcf
Resources and Citations
- F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Myrtales." Accessed 19 May 2004.
- Kribs, Commercial Foreign woods on the American market