Malaysian Yellow Meranti

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 Yellow Meranti

Malaysian Yellow Meranti

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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Common Name(s)Yellow Meranti, Lauan, Philippine Mahogany
Scientific NameShorea spp.
Tree Size130-200 ft (40-60 m) tall, 5-6 ft (1.5-2 m) trunk diameter
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC).44, .56
Janka Hardness700 lbf (3,120 N)
Modulus of Rupture11,720 lbf/in2 (80.8 MPa)
Elastic Modulus1,548,000 lbf/in2 (10.68 GPa)
Crushing Strength6,450 lbf/in2 (44.5 MPa)
Radial Shrinkage3.3%
Tangential Shrinkage7.7%
Volumetric Shrinkage10.5%
T/R Ratio2.3
Color/AppearanceTypically a yellow to yellow-brown, which tends to darken with age.
Grain/TextureHas a coarse texture with medium to large pores. Grain is sometimes interlocked.
Rot ResistanceReported as non-durable in regard to decay resistance, and is also susceptible to insect attack.
WorkabilityTypically easy to work, though any interlocked grain can present problems during planing. Some species may have a slight blunting effect on tools due to small levels of silica present in the wood. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
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 widely available worldwide. It should be moderately priced despite the fact that it is imported, though some specific species of Yellow Meranti are reported to be endangered.
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, and general construction lumber.
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.

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