SHOREA - Dark Red Meranti Shorea pauciflora
Known also as Red luan, Tangile (Philippines), Dark red seraya, Saya(Thailand), Meranti ketuko (Indonesia) and Alan (Sarawak).
Where it grows
Meranti grows in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Sumatra and Kalimantan.
|Heartwood||dark brown medium to deep red|
|Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³)||670|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C.||0,55|
|ΣModulus of Elasticity (N/mm²)||11400|
Veneer, plywood, joinery, flooring, general construction, boatbuilding, cabinets and furniture. Dark Red Meranti is used in staircase building, entrance doors, furniture and window frames.
Meranti is light hardwood. There are 4 main grouping: Light Red, Dark Red, Yellow and White.The sapwood is moderately resistant to permeable, generally resistant to preservative treatments. Dark Red Meranti has superior durability and insulation properties compared to other timbers used for window frames. When KD it is stable and moves very little in service.