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Light Red Meranti

There is a wide variation in the strength properties of the various meranti and red seraya due to the differences in density and the number of species involved. Large, over-mature logs are frequently spongy in the heart, the wood in these areas being weak and brittle. Despite the fact that the best type of light red meranti is almost equal in strength to the weakest type of dark red meranti, there is nevertheless on average, a distinct difference in mechanical properties.

Light red meranti is almost equal to oak in strength properties, but oak is much harder, while Scots pine has only about 75 percent of the general strength of light red meranti. White and yellow meranti are reported to have similar, properties to those of American mahogany, but with lower resistance to splitting in the tangential plane in the case of white meranti.

Wood Type : Hardwood
Texture : Medium
Durability : Slightly durable
Availability : Available at specialist timber merchant

Category: Product ID: 2101