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Meranti

Malaysian dark red Meranti varies in colour from pale pink / white to dark red / purple.

The density can also vary substantially as there are numerous sub-species. Average overall strength and hardness.

Other Names
Lawaan, Seraya, Balau and Bangkira
Physical Properties
Malaysian dark red Meranti varies in colour from pale pink / white to dark red / purple. The density can also vary substantially as there are numerous sub-species. Average overall strength and hardness.
Main Uses
Often used as a false 'mahogany' for products such as windows, conservatories and doors.
Properties
Veneer and plywood, Joinery, Flooring, Furniture and cabinetwork, General construction and Boatbuilding
Other Info
Good all round timber, particularly so in framing sizes