Jelutong (Dyera costulata) is an important species in Malaysia. The wood is white or straw colored, and there is no differentiation between heartwood and sapwood. The texture is moderately fine and even, the grain is straight, and the luster is low. This wood is very easy to dry with little tendency to split or warp, but staining may cause trouble. It is easy to work, finishes well, and glues satisfactorily. Because of its low density and ease of working, it is great for carving.
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.
Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.