Malaysian Meranti Wood

Elegance of the Malaysian Meranti Wood, which we offer, is acclaimed by the clients all over the world. Giving a magnificent blend of beauty, strength and durability, this Malaysian Meranti Wood is priced at competitive rates. The natural appearance as well as the complex designs makes this Malaysian Meranti Wood the best for interiors.

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Malaysian Meranti Wood

Malaysian Meranti Wood

Elegance of the Malaysian Meranti Wood, which we offer, is acclaimed by the clients all over the world. Giving a magnificent blend of beauty, strength and durability, this Malaysian Meranti Wood is priced at competitive rates. The natural appearance as well as the complex designs makes this Malaysian Meranti Wood the best for interiors.

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HardnessModerately Hard
Common Name(s)Light Red Meranti, Lauan, Philippine Mahogany
Scientific NameShorea spp.
Tree Size65-130 ft (20-40 m) tall, 3-6 ft (1-2 m) trunk diameter
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC).40, .48
Janka Hardness550 lbf (2,460 N)
Modulus of Rupture11,210 lbf/in2 (77.3 MPa)
Elastic Modulus1,652,000 lbf/in2 (11.39 GPa)
Crushing Strength6,120 lbf/in2 (42.2 MPa)
Radial Shrinkage4.1%
Tangential Shrinkage7.8%
Volumetric Shrinkage12.6%
T/R Ratio1.9
Color/AppearanceColor can be highly variable depending upon the species: ranging from a pale straw color, to a darker reddish brown.
Grain/TextureHas a coarse texture with medium to large pores. Grain is sometimes interlocked.
EndgrainDiffuse-porous; large to very large pores in no specific arrangement, few to very few; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; tyloses occasionally present
Rot ResistanceReported as non-durable in regard to decay resistance, and is also susceptible to insect attack.
WorkabilityTypically easy to work, due to its low density. Though some rough or ragged surfaces may be left while sanding, and it may be necessary to sand up to a finer grit to obtain a satisfactory finish.
OdorNo characteristic odor.
Allergies/ToxicityAlthough severe reactions are quite uncommon, Meranti in the Shorea genus has been reported to cause eye, throat, and skin irritation.
Pricing/AvailabilityMeranti is widely harvested and available worldwide. It should be moderately priced despite the fact that it is imported.
SustainabilityThe majority of Shorea species are listed as being critically endangered due to a population reduction of over 80% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.
Common UsesPlywood, interior furniture, general construction, concrete forms, as well as a number of other general utility purposes.
CommentsSometimes referred to as “Lauan,” wood in the Shorea genus is very commonly used in southeast Asia, and there is an abundance of variety between the difference species: each with different working properties, appearances, and mechanical strength values.
Termite ResistantNo
Strength GroupReasonably Low
ShrinkageLow

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