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Wood Properties of Dark Red Meranti

Dark Red Meranti Alternative Name 1
Dark Red Lauan

Dark Red Meranti Amount of Figure
Insufficient Data Available

Dark Red Meranti Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Dark Red Meranti Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Dark Red Meranti Available As Lumber
Yes

Dark Red Meranti Available as Veneer
Yes

Dark Red Meranti Available only in small sizes
No

Dark Red Meranti Bending Strength
Moderate

Dark Red Meranti Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Dark Red Meranti Botanical Name
Shorea acuminata, negrosensis

Dark Red Meranti Carving
Good, easy to carve

Dark Red Meranti Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Dark Red Meranti Color of Wood
Red Brown

Dark Red Meranti Contrast between growth rings
Insufficient Data Available

Dark Red Meranti Crushing Strength
Moderate

Dark Red Meranti Decorative Figure
No

Dark Red Meranti Density
High

Dark Red Meranti Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Dark Red Meranti Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Dark Red Meranti Gluing
Good

Dark Red Meranti Grain
Interlocked

Dark Red Meranti Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Insufficient Data Available

Dark Red Meranti Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Noticeable or distinct growth ring stripe, ribbon or flake pattern

Dark Red Meranti Hand Tooling
Average

Dark Red Meranti Hardness
Average

Dark Red Meranti Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Dark Red Meranti Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Dark Red Meranti Interlocked Grain
No

Dark Red Meranti Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Dark Red Meranti Machine Tools
Average

Dark Red Meranti Mortising
Good

Dark Red Meranti Movement after drying
Low

Dark Red Meranti Nail Holding
Good- Nails are fairly difficult to pull out

Dark Red Meranti Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Dark Red Meranti Natural Durability
Moderately durable

Dark Red Meranti Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Dark Red Meranti Painting
Good

Dark Red Meranti Planing
Fair

Dark Red Meranti Polishing
Fair

Dark Red Meranti Pounds per cubic foot maximum
42

Dark Red Meranti Pounds per cubic foot minimum
42

Dark Red Meranti Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

Dark Red Meranti Sanding
Fair or satisfactory

Dark Red Meranti Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Dark Red Meranti Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Dark Red Meranti Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Dark Red Meranti Shaping
Good

Dark Red Meranti Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Dark Red Meranti Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Dark Red Meranti Specific Gravity
Very high

Dark Red Meranti Specific Gravity maximum
.67

Dark Red Meranti Specific Gravity minimum
.67

Dark Red Meranti Staining
Fair - May stain unevenly or change colors

Dark Red Meranti Steam Bending
Poor

Dark Red Meranti Stiffness
Moderate

Dark Red Meranti Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Dark Red Meranti Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

Dark Red Meranti Toughness
Low

Dark Red Meranti Turning
Good

Dark Red Meranti Weight
Heavy

Dark Red Meranti Wood Defects
Thick stock may check (or split)

Dark Red Meranti Work Notes
Requires sharp tools

Dark Red Meranti Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Carving
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Cooperage
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Decorative Veneer
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Flooring
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Furniture
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Handles
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Heavy Construction
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Inlay
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Interior Finish
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Light Construction
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Marine Applications
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Marquetry
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Millwork
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Models and Patterns
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Musical Instruments
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Novelties
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Dark Red Meranti Use for Shingles
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Sports Equipment
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Turnery
no

Dark Red Meranti Use for Woodenware
no





     
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