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BANGKIRAI, GOLDEN BALAU - A DURABLE, STRONG, AND VERSATILE HARDWOOD
Bangkirai, Yellow Balau, is a naturally durable hardwood species commonly found in Malaysis and
Indonesia and has been a popular choice for outdoor applications for over 30 years. Its interlocking
grain provides a smooth, even texture, and ensures a long maintenance-free service life, which puts
Bangkirai on par with other popular species such as Ipe or Cumaru. Bangkirai is the perfect fit for
an extensive array of outdoor possibilities. How will you use Bangkirai?
On top of being known for its strength and durability, Bangkirai is also has a reputation for being
blemish and knot free. This not only boasts high durability but also allows for low-maintenance
beauty over its service life. Bangkirai, Yellow Balau is also naturally resistant to things such as
decay, insects and fungus. Making this species a great candidate for oceanfront and marine
environment applications such as decks, boardwalks, as well as residential and commercial
Bangkirai’s stunning golden, brown, and red tones offer a unique color range that not only makes the
wood stand out on its own, but also blends beautifully with the natural surroundings of any outdoor
project. When exposed to sunlight, Bangkirai will darken to a warm mahogany color and eventually
weather to a beautiful, maintenance-free silver patina if left unfinished.
To preserve the rich coloring of the wood, we recommend using a high-quality penetrating oil finish
with ultraviolet inhibitors, such as our ExoShield wood stain. Pairing this with regular cleaning
and reapplication of the finish ensures that the wood will retain its beauty for many years to come.
BANGKIRAI & EXOSHIELD BLACK WALNUT - A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION
We absolutely love our ExoShield Black Walnut Tung Oil stain on Bangkirai. The deep red-black hues of our darkest and richest wood stain really bring out the best of qualities of the tight grain in Bangkirai. High density woods such as Bangkirai really benefit from a dark stain full of pigment to help protect against UV.
Bangkirai can be used as rainscreen siding as shown below. Using Nova's patented ExoClad QuickClips, leading Portland, Oregon
architect Robert Oshatz has designed a stunning residence nestled in Forest Park featuring Bangkirai rainscreen siding finished
with Nova's own ExoShield Natural.