The Standard Malaysian Name for the pink-red and lightweight timber of the genus Shorea (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names used include majau (Sabah), meranti (Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak) with various epithets, serayabatu (Sabah) with various epithets, red seraya (Sabah) and various other local names too numerous to list here. Major species include S. acuminata (partly), S. dasyphylla, S. hemsleyana, S. johorensis, S. lepidota, S. leprosula, S. ovalis, S. palembanica, S. parvifolia, S. platycarpa (partly) and S. teysmanniana.Light Red Meranti (Brunei); Meranti merah, Meranti merahmuda, Serayamerah (Indonesia); Almon, Light red lauan, Light Red Philippine Mahogany, Mayapis, Tangile and Urung (Philippines); Saya and Saya-khao (Thailand).
Also known as Light Red Meranti (Brunei); Meranti merah, Meranti merahmuda, Serayamerah (Indonesia); Almon, Light red lauan, Light Red Philippine Mahogany, Mayapis, Tangile and Urung (Philippines); Saya and Saya-khao (Thailand).
DENSITY: The timber is a Light Hardwood with a density of 415-885 kg/m3 air dry.
Colour/Appearance:The timber’s heartwood ranges from a reddish to brownish;commonly with white resin streaks present. The grain is straight or interlocked but even in surface with quarter sawn material here and there showing an attractive ribbon figure. Growth rings are missing and rays are medium to fine. It has no characteristic odour
Light red meranti is softer and not resistant to termites.It can be dried using conventional methods or it can be bonded using standard procedures.While the sapwood promptly accepts preservatives, penetration of heartwood is insignificant using present commercial forms.The timber can be painted, polished, or stained but the open grain implies surfaces ought to be filled before wrapping up.This species also machines well to a smooth surface and takes standard fittings and fastenings without any problem.Light red meranti is commonly utilized for decorative applications including flooring, joinery, mouldings, Cladding, Exterior joinery, Interior joinery, plywoodetc., It is consistently sought after for furniture and carving as well.
Workability:Typically simple to work, though any interlocked grain can present issues during planning, and Red Meranti is accounted to have very poor steam-bending properties.Some species may have a slight bluntingimpact on instruments because of silica present in the wood. Glues, stains,and completes well.
Pricing/Availability: Red Meranti is widely harvested and available in west Malaysia. It should be moderately priced regardless of the way that it is imported.Because of its growing characteristics and availability meranti is more affordable than other hardwoods.
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