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MERANTI, WHITE/ MELAPI - (Shorea spp. belonging to the Anthoshorea group)

MERANTI, WHITE/ MELAPI

Type : Light Hardwood

Durability : Moderately Durable 10-15

Treatability : Easy to treat

flooring furniture plywood planking general utility purposes Suitable for medium to light construction panelling and partitioning stair stringers treads and railings

Distribution

Widely distributed on low undulating land.





General Description

Sapwood is white and is moderately well-defined from the heartwood, which is almost white when fresh and becoming light yellow-brown on exposure. Grain is usually shallowly jnterlocked or occasionally deeply interlocked. Texture is moderately coarse and even. Vessels are with simple perforations, medium-sized or moderately large, few or moderately few in number, mostly solitary but with occasional rad ial or oblique pairs and radial groups of up to 4 or multiples of 3 and some clusters; in reticulate arrangement. Wood parenchyma is sparse to moderately abundant. Paratracheal parenchyma consists of narrow, often incomplete borders to the vessels, often aliform to confluent with the aliform type predominant. Apotracheal type occurs as -concentric bands containing the vertical resin canals, and sometimes of short fine lines irregularly spaced and narrow terminal bands. The parenchyma is fairly conspicuous. Rays are fine or medium-sized, visible to the naked eye on the cross-section. Vertical intercellular canals are of the concentric type and smaller in size than the vessels; filled with white resin and not conspicuous on longitudinal surfaces.

Physical properties

Air-Dry Density: 495 - 915 kg/m³

Shrinkage Radial: 0.6 - 1.8 %

Tangential: 1.4 - 3.0 %

Seasoning: Dries fairly fast with very little or no degrade

Recommended Kiln Schedule: J

Mechanical Properties

Strength Group: C

Static Bending MOE: 11,500 - 19,400 N/mm²

MOR: 90 - 132 N/mm²

Compression Strength Perpendicular To Grain: 3.86 - 11 .03 N/mm²

Parallel To Grain: 44.30 - 67.10 N/mm²

Shear Strength: 9.40 - 14.20 N/mm²

Working Properties

Planing: Moderately easy to slightly difficult          Finish: Moderately smooth to rough

Boring: Easy to difficult                                      Finish: Fairly smooth to rough

Turning: Moderately easy to slightly difficult         Finish: Rough

Nailing: Poor

Usage Images

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Flooring

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Furniture

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Plywood

Planking

Planking

Planking

Planking

Planking

General utility purposes

General utility purposes

General utility purposes

General utility purposes

Suitable for medium to light construction

Suitable for medium to light construction

Suitable for medium to light construction

Suitable for medium to light construction

Panelling and partitioning

Panelling and partitioning

Panelling and partitioning

Panelling and partitioning

Panelling and partitioning

Panelling and partitioning

Stair stringers

Stair stringers

Stair stringers

Treads and railings

Treads and railings

Treads and railings

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