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Meranti typically has a reddish or purple kernel, usually with whitish streaks of resin. From wide to very wide pores without any particular pattern. Typically, it will be easy to process, but will not do well with steam bending. Most often used for windows, doors and cladding.

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Facts Meranti

Botanical name: Shorea spp
Origin: South East Asia
Weight: about 600 kg/m3
Moisture Content: 12-14 %
Janka hardness: 550
Modulus of rupture: 87.7 MPa
Bending strength: –
Modulus of elasticity: 12.02 GPa
Shrinkage: 12,6


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