Jelutong is a fine, straight grained, low density wood that is exceptionally suited for easy carving and turning while allowing fine details to be cut into it. This excellent wood can be easily turned, glued, stained, and finished. Jelutong is a large tree that can reach heights of 200 feet and up to 6’ in diameter. It grows in the forests of Malaysia, Borneo, and various regions in Southeast Asia. While available on the market in Southeast Asia, it is not commonly available in the United States. The wood grain is initially white, and then ages to a yellow brown with time. A beautiful luster is often present. The end grain shows no noticeable growth rings but has diffuse porous open grain in no specific pattern.
Kiln dried thick pieces! Dark spots in photos are a fascinating phenomenon that we've never seen before. The dark spots are tiny, shallow holes that penetrate through the entire thickness of the piece. You are able to pull out a small item that looks like a tiny palm frond. Please look carefully as some pieces have more than others. There may be a small surface check next to each bark incursion but they are minor.