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MERANTI, DARK RED/ OBAR SULUK - (Shorea spp. of the sections Brachyptera, Ova/is, Rubella, Pachycarpa, Pinanga and Mutica but excluding S. uliginosa)

MERANTI, DARK RED/ OBAR SULUK

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Moderately Durable 10-15

Treatability : Difficult to Treat

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Distribution

Widely distributed in well-drained lowland forests, on low hills, the tops and upper slopes of ridges and may occur in peat swamp forests.





General Description

Sapwood is not clearly defined from the heartwood, which is medium red to deep red to deep red-brown. Grain is interlocked. Texture is moderately coarse and even. Vessels are with simple perforations and moderately large, few to moderately few, mostly solitary, the rest in oblique or radial pairs and radial multiples of up to 4 in a series; diffuse but with a tendency to arrange in short oblique lines. Tyloses are generally present but not abundant. Wood parenchyma is of both the paratrachea·1 and apotracheal types; paratracheal type appears as incomplete, narrow vasicentric, aliform or locally confluent; apotracheal type appears as irregularly spaced bands enclosing resin canals and as diffuse strands. Rays are medium-sized and visible to the naked eye on the cross· section, fairly conspicuous on the radial surface. Vertical resin canals are arranged in concentric series, usually plugged with whitecoloured resin, distinct to the naked eye on both the cross-section and longitudinal section.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 560 - 865 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 1.1 - 2.1 %

Tangential: 2.9 - 4.4 %

Seasoning: Dries fairly fast and is free from seasoning defects

Recommended Kiln Schedule: F

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: C

Static Bending MOE: 11,200 - 13,900 N/mm²

MOR: 74 - 92 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: 2.97 - 5.03 N/mm²

Parallel To Grain: 38.80 - 52.90 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 8.00 - 11.40 N/mm²

Working Properties

Planing: Easy                                     Finish: Smooth to moderately smooth

Boring: Easy to moderately easy          Finish: Smooth to slightly rough

Turning: Easy                                    Finish: Smooth to moderately smooth

Nailing: Good

Usage Images

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Panelling

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Door and window frames

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Veneer

Interior fittings

Interior fittings

Interior fittings

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Moulding

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Partitioning

Boat construction

Boat construction

Boat construction

Boat construction

Boat construction

Boat construction

Suitable for light construction

Suitable for light construction

Suitable for light construction

Utility flooring

Utility flooring

Utility flooring

Fancy doors

Fancy doors

Fancy doors

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