All About Longan Wood

After we discuss Teak wood, Ironwood, Raintree wood, Mahogany wood, Acacia wood, and Jackfruit wood. This time we will discuss Longan Wood. Included in the soapberry family. This family yields a number of fruit-bearing trees that are more common in tropical climates, such as lychee (Litchi chinensis), rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), and longan (Dimocarpus longan).

The two primary genera that are of interest to woodworkers in North America are Acer and Aesculus—yielding maple and buckeye wood, respectively. The connection between these mostly temperate genera and those of the aforementioned tropical genera may seem unusual, and indeed both Acer and Aesculus were formerly both placed in their own families—Aceraceae and Hippocastanaceae, respectively. But more recent DNA testing has shown their connection and resulted in their being transferred to Sapindaceae. The longan tree which has the scientific name Dimocarpus longan usually measures 9-12 meters high and 14 meters wide. Usually, if the trees are planted too close together, it will seriously stunt growth.

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For example, in China, a large tree, given enough space to grow at least 12 m apart, can produce 180-225 kg. This tropical fruit native to Asia is white and edible, similar to a lychee. Usually sold fresh, dried, or canned. Although this tree is rarely cut for wood, the wood from this longan tree can be used for poles, agricultural tools, furniture, and construction. 

One wood thick table longan wood meja kayu kelengkeng - Kaliuda Gallery Bali

One wood thick table longan wood meja kayu kelengkeng – Kaliuda Gallery Bali

While the tree is not often cut for timber, the wood is used for posts, agricultural implements, furniture, and construction. The heartwood is red, hard, and takes a fine polish.

Longan wood is suitable for use as slabs. So far there’s not enough data on the advantages and disadvantages of this wood on the internet. But the advantage of this wood that we get from research in Kaliuda Gallery itself is that this wood is moisture-resistant and has a level of wood strength that is not inferior to acacia wood. For more ready stock longan tree slabs feel free to reach us.

In Kaliuda Gallery, the best teak wood furniture supplier, and manufacturer that sells indoor and outdoor furniture providing home decor and antique primitive art at Denpasar, Bali-Indonesia. Ready stock and made by custom order for retail or wholesale. Can be purchased online via WhatsApp / Facebook / Instagram. Apart from teak wood, some furniture is made from longan wood. Like the example: 

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