An extremely hard rose-red wood obtained from the Mesua ferrea tree native to southeast Asia. Gangaw wood has a fine grain with even texture. The dense heartwood is a deep red color while the sapwood is a pale brown. Also known as ironwood, the gangaw wood is used for furniture, cabinetry, and inlays.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Mesua ferrea (ironwood); bois de fer (Fr.)
Physical and Chemical Properties
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 877