The Standard Malaysian Name as well as the ASEAN Standard Name for the timber of Sandoricum spp. (Meliaceae). Vernacular names applied include kelampu (Sarawak) and sentul hutan (Sabah). Major species include S. beccarianum and S. koetjape. The sapwood is light yellow-brown with a pink tinge, gradually merging into the heartwood, which is pink to red.
Also known as Kompeng reach (Cambodia); Dembeo, Kalampu, Katul, Ketapi, Satoeh and Tapi (Indonesia); Tong (Laos); Thitto (Myanmar); Santol and Santor (Philippines); Ka Ton, Katorn and Kra thon (Thailand); and Sau, Su and Xoan dau (Vietnam).
The timber is soft to moderately hard and light with a density of 435-575 kg/m3 air dry.
The timber is non-durable when exposed to the weather or in contact with the ground.
The heartwood is resistant to preservative treatments.
Texture is moderately fine to slightly coarse, with interlocked, sometimes wavy grain.
The timber is easy to saw and can be planed and finished well, sometimes a little furry, and takes a high polish.
The timber seasons well with little checking and splitting.
Shrinkage upon seasoning is low to high.
The timber is suitable for light construction under cover, furniture, wooden sandals as well as packing boxes and crates.
Wong, T. M. 1982. A Dictionary of Malaysian Timbers. Revised by Lim, S. C. & Chung, R. C. K. Malayan Forest Records No. 30. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. 201 pp.