||Ramin (Gonystylus macrophyllum)
||Also known as ramin telur, melawis, and lanutan-bagyo.
||Grows in Sarawak, Malaysia, and south east Asia.
||Straight to mildy interlocked grain and a relatively fine, even texture. Creamy white to pale straw colored heartwood and sapwood – not well differentiated from each other.
||Moderately heavy and hard with high crushing strength, moderately high bending strength and stiffness, low shock resistance, and poor decay resistance. Exhibits large movement in service. Steam-bends poorly.
||Works fairly easily with machine or hand tools but tends to chip out on quartered surfaces and end grain. Glues satisfactorily. Pre-drilling required for screws or nails. Stains, paints, and generally finishes nicely although grain filling may be necessary to achieve a smooth surface.
||Used for furniture, mouldings, interior joinery, office fixtures, toys, carving, dowels, handles, and other turnery, flooring, paneling, plywood, corestock, and decorative veneers.
||Often used as a substitute for beech.