Meranti is the official name used both in the countries of origin and in trade, given to one hundred or so different species with similar botanical characteristics, growing in South-East Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines). An other distinction is possibleas regard the name, which can vary according to the geographical origin: Luan for the Philippines, Meranti for Malaysia and Indonesia, Seraya for Borneo. Dark red Meranti has a pinkish-grey sapwood, while the heartwood varies from red to dark red.
Specific weight: dried 700 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1100 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 570 kg / cm²
Treatability: little treatable.
Drying: from medium to slow.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Main uses: Interior furniture and exterior coating, plywood, windows, decorative veneers.
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