Name Jelutong (Dyera costulata)
Type Hardwood.
Other Names Also known as jelutong bukit, jelutong paya.
Sources Grows in Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra.
Appearance Straight grained with fine, even texture. Creamy-white sapwood and heartwood, maturing to a pale straw-yellow.
Physical Props Light, soft, brittle, and weak with good stability in service, low decay resistance, and a poor steam bending rating.
Working Props Works easily with both hand and power tools and planes to a nice, clean surface. Glues, screws, and nails without difficulty. Stains, paints, and varnishes fairly well.
Uses Popular for model making, patterns, wooden shoes, battery separators, and drawing boards. Also used for interior joinery and corestock for doors. Excellent wood for carving and sculpture due to its softness. Latex in the wood is extracted for chewing gum.