Shorea spp.


The wood of the various species work well and in general are capable of a good smooth finish. Meranti can be glued, nailed and screwed satisfactorily, and can be stained and polished well after suitable filling.

Data sheet

Colour / Appearance Red-brown to dark red
Grain / Texture Grain can be straight or interlocked. With a coarse texture and low natural luster
Janka Hardness 1,050 lbf (4,670 N)
Uses All the merantis are suited to joinery and general construction, and also for furniture