The Standard Malaysian Name for the heavy, yellow to brown timbers of the genus Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied include BALAU (Peninsular Malaysia) with various epithets, selangan batu No. 1 (Sabah), and selangan batu (Sabah and Sarawak). Major species include S. atrinervosa, S. foxworthyi, S. glauca, S. laevis, S. materialis, S. maxwelliana, S. submontana and S. sumatrana. BALAU are very common throughout Malaysia and being large hardwoods growing within a range of 30 to 60 metres high. The timber is a Heavy Hardwood with a density of 850-1,155 kg/m3 air dry.

BALAU has been widely used for all forms of heavy construction, marine construction, ship and boat building (keels, keelsons and framework), piling, beams, columns (heavy duty), bridges, wharves, cooling tower (structural member), railway sleepers, vehicle bodies (framework and floor boards), boat building, plywood, joinery, cabinet making, mallets, fender supports, door and window frames, staircase (carriage, newel and stringer), pallets (heavy and permanent type), tool handles (impact), telegraphic and power transmission posts and cross arms, posts, joists, rafters, flooring (heavy traffic), decking and heavy duty furniture.

BALAU TIMBER
BALAU TIMBER
BALAU WOOD
2" x 12" x 6m
BALAU WOOD
2" x 8" x 6m
BALAU Wood For Pontoon Application

20mm x 200mm
BALAY]U WOOD
25mm x 315mm
BALAU WOOD
BALAU Wood For Baffle Plate

3" x 36"
BALAU WOOD
3" x 48"
BALAU WOOD
BALAU Wood For Table Top

10" (DIA)
BALAU WOOD
4" (DIA)
BALAU WOOD
BALAU Wood For Wooden Pole

20mm x 150mm
BALAU DECKING
20mm x 195mm
BALAU DECKING
BALAU Outdoor Decking
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20mm x 150mm
BALAU DOOR FRAME
20mm x 195mm
BALAU DOOR FRAME
BALAU DOOR FRAME

Others Application

BALAU HANDRAIL

BALAU Handrail

45mm x 100mm

1

BALAU Stepboard

45mm x 300mm

2
BALAU STEPBOARD
BALAU Chopping Board

BALAU Chopping Board

24"(DIA) x 6"

3

BALAU Wider (Kiln Dried)

15mm x 500mm

4
BALAU Wider Panel