Meranti Light Red

Shorea spp.
meranti lr 2400
Shorea spp.

Heartwood is pale to mid red-brown. Sapwood yellow, pink or grey and usually distinguishable. Texture coarse but even. Grain interlocked, usually giving a ribbon or strip figure to the radial surface.

Properties

DENSITY 400
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 66
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 2.8%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 2.0
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Non Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Asia Pacific
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.4
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 9
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 5.1%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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