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