House Signs made using Balau Wood

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Balau wood is strong, hard-wearing, affordable and this timber makes a great choice of material for your house sign.

Balau wood is a durable and robust timber originating from South East Asia which is famous all across the world. Balau meaning dense, hardwood from Malaysia.

Balau wood is commonly known to be used heavily in construction as it is an excellent material with bridge and wharf builds or repairs.

When applying a reliable water-resistant seal, the wood will stand through extreme weathering.

One disadvantage of using this wood would be that over time, it naturally creates small black holes and cracks over its surface.


  • Affordable
  • Hard-wearing
  • Water-resistant with a seal
  • Strong


  • Naturally, develop pinholes and small cracks
  • Very difficult and slow to completely dry out

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