Meranti

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Meranti

Meranti - Shorea sp.


An imported timber from South East Asia. A red-grey hardwood with interlocked grain. Relatively easy to work, but can give a 'woolly cut' so sharp tools are necessary.   Because of its versatility, meranti is used in a variety of applications which include caravan building, door jambs, mouldings such as architraves, skirtingboards, belt rails, cornices and other joinery projects.

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An imported timber from South East Asia. A red-grey hardwood with interlocked grain. Relatively easy to work, but can give a 'woolly cut' so sharp tools are necessary.  Because of its versatility, meranti is used in a variety of applications which include caravan building, door jambs, mouldings such as architraves, skirtingboards, belt rails, cornices and other joinery projects.

Density kg/m3 dry 400 - 640
Hardness (janka) kN 2.8
Colour - Heartwood Pale to mid red-brown
Colour - Sapwood Yellow, pink or grey and usually easily distinguishable
Finish Good
Stability  Good
Durability  Non-durable
Availability  Available