Dark Red Meranti
General Description :
The heartwood has interlocked grain with a coarse texture. Brittleheart can be present.
Medium to dark red brown with conspicuous white dammar or resin streaks.
Average 670 kg/m 3 (42 lb/ft 3 )
Specific Gravity :
Mechanical properties :
Bending strength - Medium
Crushing strength – Medium
Stiffness factor - Low
Resistance to shock loads - Low
Steam bending classification – Poor
Severe buckling occurs in steam bending and distortion during drying.
Slower drying than light meranti, with tendency to distort and risk of splitting and checking in thicker material. There is small movement in service.
Working properties :
Works well with hand and machine tools with only slight blunting effect on tools; sawn surfaces are fibrous. Nailing and screwing properties are good and the wood glues, stains and polishes well.
Sapwood liable to attack by powder post beetle. All species are moderately durable to durable, and from moderately resistant to extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
Exterior and interior joinery