SCIENTIFIC NAME- SHOREA SPP.
Color/Appearance: Color can be highly variable depending upon the species: ranging from a pale straw color, to a darker reddish brown.
Weight/ Density: The average weight found in normal red meranti is around 18-20 kgs/ cubic feet.
Workability: Typically easy to work, due to its low density. Though some rough or ragged surfaces may be left while sanding, and it may be necessary to sand up to a finer grit to obtain a satisfactory finish.
Common Uses: Plywood, interior furniture, general construction, concrete forms, as well as a number of other general utility purposes..