COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Indonesia & Malaysia
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Relatively secure within its natural growth range. Little or no threat to its population.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Pale pink to dark red or light red-brown.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: Grain is interlocked, texture fine. Meranti is moderately durable. Excellent stability in service. Poor bending strength, dents and marrs easily.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Carves, glues, mortises, moulds, planes, routes, sands and turns with ease. Satisfactory nail retention. Responds readily to hand tools. Fair to good results when polishing. Stains well.