Species: Meranti Yellow


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Meranti Yellow
Species profile
Family:DIPTEROCARPACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Asia and Oceania
Local and common name(s)
Meranti Kuning, Lun Kuning, Lun Siput, Selangan Kuning, Yellow Meranti, Meranti Damar Hitam, Meranti Telepok, Kalo, Lun Gajah, Lun Merat, Selangan Kacha, Seraya Kuning, Yellow Seraya, Meranti Kelim,
Scientific name(s)
Shorea faguetiana, Shorea multiflora, Shorea spp.,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Interior joinery, Boxes and crates, Current furniture or furniture components, Glued laminated, Sliced veneer, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior panelling, Formwork, Flooring, Light carpentry,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:48 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,54
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:98 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or not permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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