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Sri Ambika Wood Industries

Meranti Timber

Chennai



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Chennai - India

Description :
The Standard Malaysian Name for the timber of Shorea uliginosa (Dipterocarpaceae). Vernacular names applied include meranti paya (Peninsular Malaysia, in error), meranti tenggelam (Perak) and seraya buaya hantu (Sabah). There is only one species contributing to this timber, viz.Shorea uliginosa, although sometimes a timber derived from the true meranti paya (Shorea platycarpa) cannot be confidently separated from meranti bakau. The sapwood is lighter in colour and is distinct from the heartwood, which is light pink to light red-brown. Also known as Meranti merah (Indonesia).

DENSITY
The timber is a Light Hardwood with a density of 595-755 kg/m3 air dry.

NATURAL DURABILITY
The timber is moderately durable under exposed conditions.

PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT
It is rather difficult to treat with preservatives.

TEXTURE
Texture is rather coarse but even, with interlocked grain.

MACHINING PROPERTIES
It is easy to work and produces a moderately smooth surface.

NAILING PROPERTY
The nailing property is rated as good.

AIR DRYING
The timber seasons fairly rapidly with moderate cupping, bowing and twisting as the main sources of degrade. 13 mm thick boards take approximately 2 months to air dry, while 38 mm thick boards take 3.5 months.

KILN-DRYING
The timber kiln-dries fast without any degrade.

SHRINKAGE
Shrinkage is average, with radial shrinkage averaging 1.0% and tangential shrinkage averaging 2.7%.

USES
The timber is suitable for general light construction, posts, beams, joists, rafters, furniture, door and window frames and sills, flooring, plywood, pallets (expendable type), joinery and cabinet making. ::


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Sri Ambika Wood Industries

We are one of the leading timber Importer. We are supplier and importer of all kinds of wooden sizes for construction of houses, hotels, flats, making furniture etc at reasonable prices. We sell the quality teak wood readymade doors in various sizes, beautiful designs & quality craftsmanship. PRODUCTS : From Malaysia : Sal Kempas Keruing. From South America : Purple Heart Green Heart Tatabu Locuss Mora Kabukalli. From Indonesia : Sal Merbau Keruing. From Africa : Teak Padouk Kussia Talli Belli. From Australia : Kwila Vitex. From Burma : Teak Keruing Pyinkado Haldu (Hnaw).

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