Disadvantages of Sungkai Wood

Disadvantages of Sungkai Wood.

Sungkai wood is good quality wood, although it is not as good as teak or rosewood. However, sungkai wood is considered quite good and is also very liked by the workers, because sungkai wood can be easily worked or processed (shaped and cut) so that they do not experience difficulties when processing it.

In addition, another consideration is the price factor. When compared to the price of wood types such as teak or rosewood, the price of sungkai wood is relatively cheaper so it is more cost effective. And this makes the demand for sungkai wood always increasing from day to day. Making the wood included in the class of commercial wood species in Indonesia.
However, when compared to teak wood, sungkai still has several shortcomings, namely the level of wood hardness. Basically, it is a type of sungkai wood with a very high level of hardness so that the wood is very easy to crack and even break. In addition, another weakness of sungkai wood is that there is no level of durability and strength. This includes the level of wood durability that is not too good and not too strong. Even in the classification issued by the Ministry of Forestry, the durability of sungkai wood is classified as grade III, while its strength is classified as grade II to III. So, it is not recommended for use in places exposed to continuous high intensity sunlight and also using spaces that are in direct contact with the ground (eg used for garden furniture).

Here are several disavantages of using Sungkai Wood.

  1. Not Suitable for Outdoor Use
    Although it has many advantages, it does not mean that this wood does not have disadvantages. One of the drawbacks of this wood is that it is not suitable for outdoor use. For example, this wood is used as raw material for making chairs and will be placed outside the room.

Being outdoors means that the chair will be exposed to the sun continuously. In addition, it will also be exposed to rain water when it rains. Not only that, this wood is also not resistant to termite attacks.

  1. Not Durable and Strong
    Having a durability class III and a strength class II shows that this wood is not a durable and strong wood. This condition makes Sungkai wood unable to withstand the attack of various types of pests, such as fungi, termites and also dirty. Disadvantages of Sungkai Wood

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