Other names:  Barre, Ayanran, Ayan, Distemonanthus, Bonsamdua, Eyen,

Botanical name: Distemonanthus benthamianus

Density: Green 840 - 950 kg/m3

     Seasoned 730 kg/m3 (Average at 12% MC)

Durability: Moderately durable

Grain: Slightly / occasionally Interlocked

Texture: Medium

Heartwood: Yellow - yellowish brown

Sapwood: narrow straw / yellow fairly distinct from heartwood

Sawing: Easy (Moderate / severe blunting effect)

Drying: Medium

              Risk of distortion: Slight

              Risk of checking: Slight

Machining: Difficulties due to irregular grain

Wood bending: Moderate

Gluing: Good

Nailing: Holding properties - Good

Finishing: Good

End uses: Interior & exterior joinery, Domestic flooring, Vats for chemicas, Boat building & fitting