Density (mean, Kg/m³):
Variable availability at specialist or to order
Joinery - Interior
Pink/pale red, Red
Not listed in CITES. Believed available from well-managed sources. Check certification status with suppliers.
South East Asia.
Rarely exceeds 60 foot in height with a diameter up to 3 foot.
Geronggang is a light Malaysian hardwood, the sapwood of which is pink and distinct from the heartwood which is brick-red or deep pink, with a very lustrous surface when planed. The grain is interlocked, and the texture moderately coarse but even. It is a soft wood to cut, light in weight, ranging from 432 kg/m³ to 608 kg/m³ but commercial parcels usually average about 544 kg/m³ when dried.
Easy to dry.
A strong timber, with strength properties comparable with those of oak.
Medium - The wood is relatively easy to work, and takes a good finish.