This species is sourced from Malaysia, typically a dark reddish brown, with white resin streaks commonly present. It is available with PEFC certification. Meranti is moderately durable and is reported to dry rapidly and well, with little degrade. Some slight distortion may occur in denser types. Typical applications are furniture making, cladding, general joinery and plywood. The timber works well with a smooth finish when machined and takes coatings well.
Grade Tab – Select & better
Grade Character – Colour is red to dark brown, planed surfaces fairly lustrous in appearance with surface being course. No knots, limited pin hole.
General joinery, furniture, plywood and cladding
MTCC or similar accreditation
South East Asia
It has superior bending, flexibility and crushing strength than that of European Oak, although it is not as hard
12 – 14% Kiln Dried
Works well with a smooth finish when machined, takes a stain or coating well
Sawn boards or machined to profile
Kiln dries well with little distortion, remains stable in the majority of joinery applications