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Q:

Many people are saying that the stock for Chengal timber is depleting fast, and therefore young and immature Chengal trees are being cut down to make Chengal timber. This leads to many problems with the wood, such as warping, cracks and attraction of termites.

A:

Nam Soon Timber, as a timber merchant, has dealings with sawmills in Malaysia which produces sawn Chengal timber. We are able to choose stock made from logs of at least 900mm in diameter, which translates to at least 40 years of tree age. Chengal wood is also naturally resistant to termite attacks and fungal growth.

Q:

I have seen several tiny black dots on my friend's Chengal timber deck. What are these, and are they common? Will they become anything else as time goes by?

A:

The "black dots" that you have seen are likely to be pinholes, which are actually a common characteristic of Chengal timber. These tiny pinholes are caused by ambrosia bettles boring into the living trees. They are classified as nothing more than aesthetic defects, which can be reduced visibly by coating with wood stain during installation.

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I see several crack lines on my deck. Is this normal, or is the wood of poor quality?

A:

These crack lines are actually termed as "hairline cracks", which are very common occurrences in natural wood. When the moisture content of the environment is drier/lower than the moisture content of the timber, moisture starts to escape from the ends and surface of the timber by creating splits.

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