Scientific Name: Shorea spp
Red Meranti is a very popular tropical ranforest species found mainly in Phillipines, Indonesia and East Malaysia. Meranti is light reddish to brown in color with a straight grain, but can sometimes be interlocked too. It has a relatively rough texture and little natural luster.
Meranti is generally easy to work and machine but can present some challenges when planning due to its interlocked grain. It glues, stains and finishes well.
Rot Resistance: Meranti can be susceptible to insect attack, and is moderately rated with regards to durability and decay resistance.