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Advantages and disadvantages of acacia wood

Navigasi - Acacia wood comes from the plains of Africa that thrives in the interior of the forest, this wood was introduced by a botanist named Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish national, precisely in 1773.

Advantages and disadvantages of acacia wood
Advantages and disadvantages of acacia wood

This acacia plant also thrives in the beloved country of Indonesia, this acacia tree has a botanical name: acacia mangium which is still a type of Leguminosae plant (lean plant). 

Acacia is very well known to be one of the basic ingredients for making paper. Not infrequently acacia wood is also used as a material for making furniture, especially now that acacia wood has become popular as raw material for cabinets and other furniture materials.

Acacia tree height can reach 30 meters from the ground with a diameter of up to 1 meter, while the shape of the acacia tree is a branch-free tree that towers straight without branches up to half the total height of its trunk.

The advantages of acacia wood: 

Durable 


Acacia wood is also known for its resistance to fungus, weather changes, and insects such as termites, which means that acacia wood is included in the ranks of durable wood.

Wood grain


Acacia wood fiber is very suitable for paper making and is one of the leading woods in paper making, and has distinctive wood colors such as light brown, dark greenish brown and cream colors.

Harvest time


We can harvest acacia trees at the age of approximately 6 years from planting, usually at that age they already have a diameter of 30 cm, while in making furniture we need wood with a diameter of 25 cm.

Easy to shape


Acacia wood is a smooth and good wood if it is cut by machine, its bonding power is strong enough when using nails and bolts in its formation to make very good furniture.

Disadvantages of acacia wood:


Acacia wood takes a long time to dry


For drying acacia wood is one of the woods that requires patience in drying because for a wood thickness of 3 cm it takes approximately 60 days.

Shrink


If in drying acacia wood can experience a large shrinkage from the original.

Easy to bend


Acacia wood is very easy to bend if the placement in the dryer (Kiln dry) is not right so it must be quite careful in handling.

Utilization of acacia plants :


Today, acacia plants are widely used for several products, including the following:

Paper making, as described above, acacia is one of the main ingredients for making paper Making furniture because it has a distinctive color and is easy to make, nowadays acacia plants are being hunted for furniture making The basic ingredients for making acacia plant perfumes have a distinctive aroma that is liked and is very popular Being a bonsai plant, some people use this acacia plant to become a beautiful bonsai plant Become a basic ingredient of beauty products because the acacia plant contains astrigens The acacia plant can be one of the herbal plants because its content can cure diabetes and premature ejaculation. 

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