Vitex has been widely used for timber decking and hardwood flooring in Australia and New Zealand. It is very durable hardwood with a life expectancy of up to 40 years above the ground and easy to work with. Vitex is beautiful olive-grey wood with pale yellowish to creamy-grey appearance.
|Botanical Name||: Vitex Cofassus|
|Origin||: South East Asia & South West Pacific Region|
|Density||: 700-800 kg/m3|
|Colour||: Pale yellowish-brown to greyish, olive-brown|
|Durability||: Durable Class 2|
|Texture||: Fine and even; slightly lustrous. A distinctive leathery feel|
- Easy to cut across the grain.
- Good bending qualities.
- Holds nails well without pre-drilling but pre-drilling advisable to prevent splitting onboard ends and to prevent cracking.
- Utmost Care is very essential due to natural greasiness of wood.