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.

Sapwood pinkish  meranti
Heartwood dark brown medium to deep red
Grain interlocked
Height 200 ft
Average weight at 12% M.C ( kg/m³) 670
Specific gravity at 12 % M.C. 0,55
Crushing strength good
Bending strength good
ΣModulus of Elasticity (N/mm²) 11400
Hardness (kN) 3,5
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Drying item40
Machining item40
Gluing item40
Nailing item40
Finishing item40

End Uses

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.

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