Light Red Meranti

All About Light Red Meranti


Overview of Wood Species: Light Red Meranti

Name Light Red Meranti
[Shorea spp.]
Type Light Hardwood
Density 385-755 kg/m3 air dry
Janka Hardness 2,460N
Location South East Asia

Light Red Meranti wood, scientifically known as Shorea spp., is a highly sought-after tropical timber species that thrives in the lush rainforests of Malaysia. Its name aptly describes its reddish-brown to pinkish-red hue, which adds a warm and inviting aesthetic to a wide range of applications.

Renowned for its exceptional strength, stability, and resistance to decay, Light Red Meranti is a popular choice for construction purposes, including framing, flooring, and window frames. It also finds its way into furniture crafting, joinery, and boat building due to its versatility and durability. Malaysia's responsible forestry practices ensure the sustainable management of Light Red Meranti, preserving this valuable natural resource while contributing to the nation's woodworking industry and beyond. 

18 Sep 2023