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Wood Properties of Yellow Meranti

Yellow Meranti Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Yellow Meranti Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Yellow Meranti Availability of Wood
Plentiful

Yellow Meranti Available As Lumber
Yes

Yellow Meranti Available as Veneer
Yes

Yellow Meranti Available only in small sizes
No

Yellow Meranti Bending Strength
Moderate

Yellow Meranti Blunting of Tool Blades
Moderate

Yellow Meranti Botanical Name
Shorea acuminatissima

Yellow Meranti Carving
Good, easy to carve

Yellow Meranti Clear Finish or Varnish
Good

Yellow Meranti Color of Wood
Yellow or Golden Brown

Yellow Meranti Contrast between growth rings
Diffuse Porous

Yellow Meranti Crushing Strength
Moderate

Yellow Meranti Decorative Figure
No

Yellow Meranti Density
High

Yellow Meranti Drilling
Fair or Satisfactory

Yellow Meranti Fill before Finishing
Requires a filler

Yellow Meranti Gluing
Good

Yellow Meranti Grain
Interlocked

Yellow Meranti Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Noticeable or Distinct growth ring

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

Yellow Meranti Hand Tooling
Average

Yellow Meranti Hardness
Average

Yellow Meranti Hardwood or Softwood
Hardwood

Yellow Meranti Harmful Properties
May cause dermatological and respiratory problems

Yellow Meranti Interlocked Grain
Yes

Yellow Meranti Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Yellow Meranti Machine Tools
Average

Yellow Meranti Mortising
Good

Yellow Meranti Movement after drying
Low

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

Yellow Meranti Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Yellow Meranti Natural Durability
Non-durable

Yellow Meranti Number of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Yellow Meranti Painting
Good

Yellow Meranti Planing
Fair

Yellow Meranti Polishing
Good

Yellow Meranti Pounds per cubic foot maximum
41

Yellow Meranti Pounds per cubic foot minimum
41

Yellow Meranti Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

Yellow Meranti Sanding
Good

Yellow Meranti Sawing
Moderate cutting resistance

Yellow Meranti Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Yellow Meranti Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Yellow Meranti Shaping
Fair or satisfactory

Yellow Meranti Size of Knots
Insufficient Data Available

Yellow Meranti Size of Pores
Large Pores - Open grain

Yellow Meranti Specific Gravity
Very high

Yellow Meranti Specific Gravity maximum
.66

Yellow Meranti Specific Gravity minimum
.66

Yellow Meranti Staining
Good

Yellow Meranti Steam Bending
Satisfactory

Yellow Meranti Stiffness
Low

Yellow Meranti Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Yellow Meranti Texture of the Wood
Moderately Coarse

Yellow Meranti Toughness
Low

Yellow Meranti Turning
Fair to Average

Yellow Meranti Weight
Heavy

Yellow Meranti Wood Defects


Yellow Meranti Work Notes
Hard mineral deposits require sharp or carbide tipped saw knives

Yellow Meranti Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Carving
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Cooperage
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Flooring
YES

Yellow Meranti Use for Furniture
YES

Yellow Meranti Use for Handles
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Heavy Construction
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Inlay
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Interior Finish
YES

Yellow Meranti Use for Light Construction
YES

Yellow Meranti Use for Marine Applications
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Marquetry
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Millwork
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Models and Patterns
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Musical Instruments
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Novelties
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Secondary Furniture Components
YES

Yellow Meranti Use for Shingles
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Sports Equipment
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Turnery
no

Yellow Meranti Use for Woodenware
no





     
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