Tali

Family: CAESALPINIACEAE
Scientific name: Terminalia superba
Pilot Name: Tali

END USES

Sleepers / Heavy carpentry / Hydraulic works / Poles / Stakes / Industrial flooring / Bridges / Vehicle or container flooring

WOOD DESCRIPTION

Color: Brown
Sapwood: Clearly demarcated
Texture: Coarse
Grain: Straight or interlocked

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mean Std dev
Specific gravity 0,91 0,08
Coeff. of volumetric shrinkage 0,57% 0,12%
Total tangential shrinkage (TS) 8,4% 1,2%
(normal moisture, at 12%)

NATURAL DURABILITY

Fungi: Very durable
Dry wood borers: Durable
Termites: Durable
Use class: Class 4 – In ground or fresh water contact

DRYING

Drying rate: Slow
Risk of distortion: High risk
Risk of casehardening: No
Risk of cracking: High risk
Risk of collapse: No

SAWING AND MACHINING

Sawing: Difficult
Peeling: Bad
Slicing: Not recommended

ASSEMBLING

Nailing/Screwing: Good (pre-boring)
Gluing: Correct (for interior only)