Pacific Kwila timber is
very popular in Australia and New Zealand.
The harsh coastal environment requires an
extremely durable material and Merbau is
a natural wood that has been used in those
countries for centuries.
Like many hardwoods, Pacific Kwila, when
left untreated will turn a silver gray.
This is common with any hardwood and is
simply the timer's natural process to protect
itself and is not detrimental to the strength
of the timber.
One of the true benefits of Pacific Kwila
is that it can be returned to its original
color by sanding or power-washing to remove
the top surface gray.