Meranti

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. Available Grades:- Grade Overview - 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.

Properties

BOTANICAL NAME Shorea spp
DURABILITY Moderately durable
ENVIRONMENTAL CREDENTIALS MTCC or similar accreditation
MOISTURE CONTENT 12 - 14% Kiln Dried
ORIGIN South East Asia
PHYSICAL/STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES It has superior bending, flexibility and crushing strength than that of European Oak, although it is not as hard
STORAGE ADVICE Under cover
TYPICAL APPLICATIONS General joinery, furniture, plywood and cladding
WORKING QUALITIES Works well with a smooth finish when machined, takes a stain or coating well
SUPPLIED FINNISH Sawn boards or machined to profile
STABILITY Kiln dries well with little distortion, remains stable in the majority of joinery applications

Meranti

Product Code Stocked Environmental Credentials
Meranti Cladding
12 x 95mm Chanel Lining PMCL1295 Y PEFC
14 x 94mm PTGV Jointed match board PMV14094 Y PEFC