The Standard Malaysian Name for the timber of Dialium spp. (Leguminosae). Vernacular names applied include keranji (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak) with various epithets. Major species include D. indum, D. platysepalum, D. procerum and D. kunstleri. The timber is a Heavy Hardwood with a density of 755-1250 kg/m3 air dry.


The sapwood is white to yellowish white, becomes light brown on exposure and is very distinct from the heartwood, which is golden brown or red-brown and darkens on exposure. Keranji is classified as moderately durable under the typical Malaysian conditions. Texture is fine to moderately coarse and even, with deeply interlocked and sometimes wavy grain.

Keranji is suitable for heavy construction, gymnasium equipment, railway sleepers, tool handles (impact), vehicle bodies (framework and floor boards), mallets, poles, telegraphic and power transmission posts and cross arms, bridges, pallets (permanent and heavy duty type), laboratory benches, heavy duty furniture, flooring (heavy traffic), piling, door and window frames and sills, posts, beams, joists, rafters, fender supports, columns (heavy duty), staircase (balustrade, carriage, newel, riser, stringer, tread, bullnose, round end and winder), interior finishing, panelling, mouldings, joinery and cabinet making.

Keranji Wood

Keranji Wood

Keranji Wood

Application Details:

Door Frame Lorry body

Common Sizes