Noel Jessop


Kwila Alternate Text
Species Name

Intsia Bijuga

Other Names

Intsia Palembanica, Merbau, Vesi, Ipil

Country of Origin

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea

Mainly used for
Landscaping & heavy construction
Exterior joinery & construction
Interior joinery & furniture

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. Rosenfeld Kidson only imports Kwila that carries FSC® certification that it is sourced from responsible and well-managed resources.

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