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Posted on Dark Red Meranti / Philipine Mahpogany

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 11:01 AM

I made an outside sign frame with meranti.

This is a shot of the dry fit. The tenons were doweled later, no gaps as shown here.

It works very nice, straight tight grain, hard wood so have your tools sharp.

The only thing I found is you should wear gloves when handling it,
until it is sanded.
It splinters like crazy and once embedded in your skin, they fester like mad.
Painful !
Other than that, I love this wood.

It is used as an outside wood for the deterioration qualities. Decking is what I was told by the supplier.
It is basically in a class of outdoor use lumber like redwood and cedar.
You should be able to create some beautiful scrollwork with it !


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