Has anyone tried using the wood called kalantas to build the interior
of a sauna?
Botanical Names: Toona calantas syn. Cedrela calantas
Family Name: Meliaceae
Local Names: Surian (Indonesia, Malaysia), kalantas, limpaga, New
Colour. Heartwood is light red to red-brown.
Grain. Grain is straight or interlocked and wavy. Texture moderately
coarse. The wood is similar in appearance and odour to Aussie red
cedar, Toona ciliata.
Density. 480 kg/m3 at 12 % moisture content; approximately 2.1 m3 of
seasoned sawn timber per tonne.
Strength Group. (<S7) unseasoned, (SD8) seasoned.
Shrinkage to 12% MC. Approximately 7.0 % (tangential); 4.0 % (radial).
Durability. Class 2 - Highly resistant to decay when fully exposed to
the weather, clear of the ground and well drained with free air
Hardness. Very soft (rated 6 on a 6 class scale)