Meranti Wood

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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.

Dimensions (Standard):

Length50mm to 3400mm
Thickness6mm to 95mm
Width6mm to 220mm


Kiln DriedYes
Moisture Content12-16%
DurabilityModerate durable
Average density675 kg/m3
Janka rating800 lbf (3,570 N)
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About Meranti Wood

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 wood 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.

Uses of Meranti Hardwood

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.

As an FSC-certified company, White Knight Consulting is the best place to buy high-quality, genuine and sustainably-sourced Meranti timber and logs at the lowest price online. Contact us today to enquire about availability and price.

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