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Meranti
Meranti

TREE DATA: The trees are reported to be rather large and tall, with straight, cylindrical trunks above fairly large and high buttresses. They usually reach heights of 200 feet (60 m), with diameters of 60 to 72 inches (150 to 180 cm).

REGION: Oceania and S.E. Asia.

COUNTRY: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand.

SAPWOOD COLOUR: The sapwood is pinkish in color, and is not clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOUR: The heartwood is dark brown to deep red, and sometimes deep purple. It often has conspicuous white dammar or red streaks.

COMMON USES: Boat building, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Domestic flooring, Furniture components, Joinery, Beams, Office furniture, Parquet flooring, Plywood, Porch columns, Furniture, Shipbuilding, Veneer, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: The timber is reported to be dimensionally stable after seasoning, and holds its shape well.

MERANTI

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

7725

11434

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

3725

5882

Psi

Stiffness

1363

1612

1000psi

Hardness

802

Lbs

Shearing strength

1450

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.55

0.67

Weight

42

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

42

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

4

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

8

%

Toughness

255

In-lbs

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