Dark Red Meranti | Lauan Wood

Masgro India: Suppliers of super dark red Meranti wood, available in all shapes and sizes at wholesale price.

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Dark Red Meranti | Lauan Wood

Dark Red Meranti | Lauan Wood

Masgro India: Suppliers of super dark red Meranti wood, available in all shapes and sizes at wholesale price.

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HardnessModerately Hard
Common Name(s)Dark 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).55, .68
Janka Hardness800 lbf (3,570 N)
Modulus of Rupture12,710 lbf/in2 (87.7 MPa)
Elastic Modulus1,743,000 lbf/in2 (12.02 GPa)
Crushing Strength7,070 lbf/in2 (48.8 MPa)
Radial Shrinkage3.9%
Tangential Shrinkage7.8%
Volumetric Shrinkage12.5%
T/R Ratio2.0
Color/AppearanceTypically a dark reddish or purplish brown; commonly with white resin streaks present.
Grain/TextureGrain can be straight or interlocked. With a coarse texture and low natural luster.
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 moderately-durable to non-durable in regard to decay resistance, but is susceptible to insect attack.
WorkabilityTypically easy to work, though any interlocked grain can present problems during planing, and Dark Red Meranti is reported to have very poor steam-bending properties.
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, hardwood flooring, general construction, concrete forms, veneer, and boatbuilding.
CommentsDark Red Meranti is sometimes referred to as Red Lauan, wood in the Shorea genus is very commonly used in southeast Asia, and there is an abundance of variety between the difference species.

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