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

MERANTI, LIGHT RED/ RED SERAYA

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Non-Durable 5-10

Treatability : Difficult to Treat

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Distribution

Widely distributed in peat swamp forests, well-drained lowland forests and hill dipterocarp forests.





General Description

Sapwood is well-defined from the heartwood, which is light pink to light red or light brown. Grain is interlocked. Texture is coarse and even. Vessels are with simple perforations and moderately large, few to moderately few and mostly solitary, others in oblique or radial pairs and radial multiples of up to 4 in a series; diffuse but with a tendency to align in short oblique lines. Tyloses present but generally not abundant. Wood parenchyma is of both apotracheal and paratracheal types; apotracheal parenchyma appears as irregularly spaced bands enclosing resin canals and as diffuse strands forming short, narrow lines from ray to ray; paratracheal type appears as incomplete borders to the vessels, narrow vasicentric type as well as aliform and sometimes even locally confluent. Rays are medium-sized, visible to the naked eye and conspicuous on a radial surface. lntercellular canals of the vertical type are present in concentric series and are usually plugged with white-coloured resin, distinct to the naked eye on the cross-section but less pronounced on longitudinal surfaces.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 385 - 755 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 1.5 - 2.6 %

Tangential: 3.8 - 7.4 %

Seasoning: Seasons fairly rapidly with little or no degrade

Recommended Kiln Schedule: F

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: C

Static Bending MOE: 8,400 - 13,600 N/mm²

MOR: 63 - 83 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: 2.41 - 2.51 N/mm²

Parallel To Grain: 34.50 - 48.20 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 6.30 - 11.00 N/mm²

Working Properties

Planing: Easy                      Finish: Smooth

Boring: Easy                       Finish: Smooth to rough

Turning: Easy                     Finish: Smooth to moderately smooth

Nailing: Good to poor

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Plywood

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Partitioning

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Utility furniture

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Shelving

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Light-duty flooring

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Ceilings

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Cabin fittings

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Counter tops

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