Wood of the day #6: Dark Red Meranti

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Blog entry by CreekOne posted 01-14-2015 10:02 AM 1865 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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  • Common name(s): Dark Red Meranti, Dark Red Lauan, Dark Red Seraya
  • Botanical name: Shorea acuminata
  • Synonymous:
  • Distribution: Southeast Asia
  • Description: Very hard and dense dark red to purplish brown wood with lighter almost pink streaks. Straight grain with a very diffuse and porous end grain. Extremely hard to see early and late growth with only a few thin streaks of lighter and darker wood.
  • Fun facts: Its hard to know if you buy this wood, what you get. Dark red Meranti/Lauan, Light red Meranti/Lauan, Red Meranti/Lauan, Lauan, Philippine Mahogany, and many more names of the similar woods of the Shorea spp.
  • Sampled by: Me

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