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Disadvantages and Advantages of Sungkai Wood

Kistang - The Sungkai plant or often also called the sebrang teak is now the subject of discussion because of rumors circulating that  Sungkai leaves can be a medicine to cure Corona disease.

Disadvantages and Advantages of Sungkai Wood
Disadvantages and Advantages of Sungkai Wood

Whether it's true or not, Sungkai leaves are often used by our ancestors to be herbal medicines such as to cure fever, headaches, toothaches, increase female fertility, and are used to treat diseases caused by fungi such as tinea versicolor.

besides this Sungkai plant is interesting to discuss because its name is often used as a place name and even a clan name, call it Sungkai in Malaysian silver, Sungkai in Kalimantan and also Sungkai is also the name of one of the clans in Lampung (Lampung Sungkai).

While the Sungkai tree we often encounter on the banks of the river because this plant thrives in soil with sufficient water content, the Sungkai plant thrives in Sumatra, West Java, Kalimantan and Sulawesi.

The height of the Sungkai tree can reach 30 meters from the ground with a diameter of more than 1 meter and is one of the plants with strong wood which is sure to be solid if used as raw material for furniture.

In the field of Sungkai wood furniture, its quality is well known because this wood is classified as a classy wood, Sungkai wood is included in the 2nd durable class, nowadays several companies use Sungkai wood as a raw material for making veneers because the Sungkai wood pattern is very prominent and beautiful to look at.

Of the various advantages there must be disadvantages, therefore we have tried to summarize it from several sources as below, let's peel it together.

The advantages and disadvantages of Sungkai wood

The advantages of Sungkai wood

  1. Sungkai wood has a beautiful wood grain and stands out very well when used to make furniture such as cabinets.
  2. Sungkai wood has strong resistance in the sense of being durable and classy, ​​perfect for making cabinets, tables and other furniture.
  3. Easy to shape in another sense Sungkai wood is easy to make for various furniture without spending a lot of energy.
  4. In terms of price, Sungkai wood is cheaper than teak but with a quality and appearance that is not inferior to teak because Sungkai wood has a distinctive style.

Disadvantages of Sungkai wood

  • Sungkai wood has a weak weakness against insects such as termites but can still be overcome by soaking it in an insect repellent solution.


According to our observations, Sungkai wood is very suitable to be made into furniture, besides having a distinctive and beautiful style, Sungkai wood is also wood that is durable in terms of price, it is also still below teak wood.


For the current price of Sungkai leaves per 250 grams for 25 thousand to 50 thousand rupiah, you can buy it online. Meanwhile, the price of Sungkai logs ranges from 4 million to 5 million.

The price of Sungkai wood processed by sawn timber ranges from 7 million to 8 million or even more depending on the quality. First of all, this article may be useful and can inspire you.

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