Noel Jessop

Kwila

Kwila
Species Name

Intsia Bijuga

Other Names

Intsia Palembanica, Merbau, Vesi, Ipil

Country of Origin

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

Mainly used for
Landscaping & heavy construction
Flooring
Decking
Exterior joinery & construction
Interior joinery & furniture
Mouldings

Kwila heartwood is yellow-brown to dark red-brown in colour. The grain is slightly interlocked and the texture is moderately coarse. Yellow deposits in the vessels are a common feature of the wood. It is nonsiliceous, sometimes lustrous. Timber ‘bleeds’ when wet producing dark red-brown stain.

Hardwood Decking Options