TerraMai's Merbau Decking offers a gorgeous, durable, sustainable alternative to rainforest-cut ipe. This wood has already endured decades spent as houses and other structures in the punishing tropical climates of Southeast Asia, where it is locally prized for its beauty, hardness, workability and resistance to rot and decay.
Quantity Available: 1,830 LF (572 sq. ft.)
Pricing: $2.95 per lineal foot
Source: Reclaimed from building demolition salvage in Southeast Asia
Species: Intsia palembanica
Color Tones: Brick reds and orange-to-red dark browns with occasional yellow grain flecks
Net Dimensions: 7/8” thick x 3-7/8” wide x 2’ to 12’ random lengths
Millwork/Construction: Surface four sides (S4S), eased four edges (E4E) at a 1/8” radius
Character: Holes plugged with Merbau and/or filled with black epoxy (best face only). Light sanding may be needed to clean up epoxy. Character may include frequent small fastener or other holes, filled surface seasoning checks, colors ranging from brick reds and orange-to-red dark browns or light brown tones, with occasional yellow grain flecks.
Other Details: Like many woods, Merbau is known to leech natural, reddish tannins when exposed to moisture. Although this leeching can be reduced by properly finishing and sealing the wood, Merbau is not generally recommended for exterior applications over concrete or other surfaces where staining could be a problem.
Note: Minimum order 150 linear feet