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    My-yang wood ?

    The spelling is no doubt wrong, by that's the way its pronounced.

    The old house at Sattahip we are about to tear down is predominantly made out of My-yang wood, -- that's what the wife tells me anyhow.

    Can anyone tell me if there is an English translation for this name?

    And would it be possible to sell the wood to cover the cost of demolition?

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    Possibly rubber wood !! mai = wood yang = rubber

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    If it is rubber wood it is very nice for both furniture and cabinets. Has a nice grain. Takes stain well and lasts a long time.

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    The old place doesnt look like its had a coat of paint for 30 years. I wonder if the wood is worth anything?

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    Well seasoned wood is better than new wood.
    As long as the planks have enough thickness to be replaned then it is valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    The old place doesnt look like its had a coat of paint for 30 years. I wonder if the wood is worth anything?
    It's probably in better shape than it would have been if painted.

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    Hmm.. this is sounding a bit better.

    Next question.
    Can anyone recommend a contractor to demolish the place and take the wood off my hands?

    The local storekeeper come loan shark and real estate agent said he wanted the wood when we bought the place 4 years ago. Which makes me think its worth something because he is a real con man. And unfortunately I wouldn't trust the wife's family to handle it either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda
    Can anyone recommend a contractor to demolish the place and take the wood off my hands?
    Where are you? Cricklewood?

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    I am in Australia.
    The house is at Sattahip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Where are you? Cricklewood?
    the local Latvian population would have stripped it bare by now if it was in Cricklewood!

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    Mai Yang is a dipterocarp timber, probably Dipterocarpus alatus.

    It is a good construction timber - but not in the same league as the mai dou, mai khen, etc.

    There is definitely resale value - especially if there are many larger pieces in good condition. I have no idea of how much the value is though - depends on local buyers. Local builders might have an idea of people who are looking for building timber.

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    Thankyou gentlemen.
    I guess its going to be a case of how bad the termites have got into it as to how much the wood is worth.

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    You can find an agent who will give you an idea of how much it is worth, he will then try to find buyers and will also handle the dismantling and shipping for them.

    when we bought our old wooden house for the wood, the sellers agent did all the difficult stuff like permits etc
    I have reported your post

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    You can find an agent who will give you an idea of how much it is worth, he will then try to find buyers and will also handle the dismantling and shipping for them.

    when we bought our old wooden house for the wood, the sellers agent did all the difficult stuff like permits etc
    Well, that's my problem. I am looking for such an agent. Any recommendations?
    Thanks.

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