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    Gmelina wood feedback

    We went to silang, cavite to have some furnitures made.The choice of wood ,as sugggested by the carpenter, is gmelina. For those who own furniture made of gmelina, what are the pros and cons of this type of wood? How does it compare vs Malaysian rubber?

    Thanks

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    Where do they get their gmelina?

    Haven't seen gmelina at building supply stores like Wilcon/Home Depot or at the used palochina stores.

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    If I can remember it correctly the guy said from Isabela province.

    What can you say about this type of wood to be used for furniture?

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    gmelina tree is primarily used for paper products mainly because it is a fast growing tree, and it is readily available if used for household or furnitures compared to malaysian rubber, which means gmelina will be a cheaper alternative for furniture makers. mostly our local furniture makers are using gmelina. can also be used as charcoal.

    ang hindi lang maganda sa gmelina tree is, malakas sya sumipsip ng tubig, maganda sana kung palagi umuulan kaso pati yung water table underneath lalo na pag summer eh naapektuhan. kaya in some provinces halos alisin na nila ang gmelina na nakatanim with in farmlands

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    If anyone knows where to buy gmelina wood in small quantities in Metro Manila, would appreciate any pointers. Would like to try it for some DIY projects instead of tanguile or palochina for a change.

    I got the impression that it is a relatively light, compared to say narra, yakal, molave, guijo, etc., and even tanguile, but not as light and soft as palochina, which would be a plus in some uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agave View Post
    If anyone knows where to buy gmelina wood in small quantities in Metro Manila, would appreciate any pointers. Would like to try it for some DIY projects instead of tanguile or palochina for a change.

    I got the impression that it is a relatively light, compared to say narra, yakal, molave, guijo, etc., and even tanguile, but not as light and soft as palochina, which would be a plus in some uses.

    Home Depots in Ortigas, Makati, Balintawak and other branches sell Gmelina. Pateco also have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel_x2 View Post
    Home Depots in Ortigas, Makati, Balintawak and other branches sell Gmelina. Pateco also have them.
    OK, will check there again, thanks. Must be a new item. Never saw gmelina at Ortigas or Balintawak Home Depot or at the Pateco outlet at Ortigas Home Depot before.

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    Almost any wood could be tough depends on how it was treated. Kiln dried, pressure or vacuum treated and with fusion of chemical wood treatments.

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    Gmelina is popular nowadays in furniture industry. A Common material in making furniture. I previously work as a designer in a wooden furniture manufacturing based in Pampangga (we export those furniture worldwide) and Gmelina is our primary wood. Ideal for Indoor furniture, Madaling i maufacture since yung lambot nya is tamang tama lang para humulma ng furniture.. matibay sya because take note we only uses old school joinery. Gmelina plus a good finish = export quality furniture.

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