Meranti hardwood is commonly found in Southeast Asia. The wood has five species, namely dark red meranti, light red meranti, white meranti, yellow meranti, and balau.
|Length||50mm to 3400mm|
|Thickness||6mm to 95mm|
|Width||6mm to 220mm|
|Average density||675 kg/m3|
|Janka rating||800 lbf (3,570 N)|
Meranti, also sometimes called Philippine Mahogany, is also known by other trade names such as Lauan and Red Lauan. It grows in Southeast Asia and is sourced from a tree that is about 65-130 ft (20-40 m) tall and has a 3-6 ft (1-2 m) trunk diameter. The average dried weight of Meranti hardwood is 42 lbs/ft3 (675 kg/m3) and it has a moderate Janka hardness rating of 800 lbf (3,570 N).
Dark reddish or brown is the usual colour of Meranti, and white resin streaks are frequently seen in this wood. Grain has a rough texture and little natural shine, and it can be straight or interlocked. In terms of resistance to decay, the wood is either moderately durable or non-durable, however it is vulnerable to insect assault. Although interlocked grain can cause issues during planing and some species are reportedly poor at steam bending, the wood is generally simple to work with. Due to trace amounts of silica in the wood, some species may have a modest blunting effect on tools. It stains, binds, and finishes very well.
Meranti is widely available at a moderate price, even for imported wood. It is commonly used for Plywood, construction, making interior furniture, concrete forms, veneering, flooring, and boatbuilding.
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