It might save you a few bucks your tools will thank you and you can bet it will be durable enough to stand up to the tests that mother nature can throw at it. Woodworking projects tagged with meranti most recent.
Whether your latest creation looks like a window frame moulding piece of furniture or general joinery job this straight grain wood is a hardwearing and easy to work with choice that can be machined sanded and finished beautifully.
Meranti woodworking projects. Lauan is one common name for lumber from a large number over 120 of species in the shorea genus. Dark red meranti is sometimes used as a decking material. Consider meranti as a new but old possibility for any exterior project.
Made for the individual and couples celebrating special occasions with the potential to have inlays made from a range of different materials such as ash bone gold hair meteorite opal sand shell silver heck even copper wire. Meranti has little durability in outdoor projects. 12438 views 26 comments.
Meranti is a trade name for number of species from. Meranti is a versatile hardwood timber suited to a range of projects where aesthetic beauty is a priority. It is 2 inches thick and about 6 inches wide and beautiful straight grained.
I recently salvaged several hundred feet of dark red meranti from a 60 year old hospital building in guam. 02 09 2020 03 50 pm by sylvain. Meranti has a coarse fibrous texture with open pores.
Meranti is found in all types of panel products such as core stock sub flooring and decorative panels. 880 views 6 comments. Solid wood is commonly used in cabinetry trim and millwork.
It easily machines cuts mills and sands. Meranti represents a wood of world wide commercial importance. Meranti wood is durable and lightweight to a point.
As veneer much of it becomes plywood plywood paneling cabinets and hollow core doors. Ian mynard meranti wood craft silver. Because of a certain amount of silica in the wood meranti has a dulling effect on woodworking equipment.
These trees are grown in southeast asia including malaysia indonesia and the philippines. We ve made some very nice projects from the wood which has a rich dark finish after being rubbed with a danish oil finish. Whether you are building a boat or a house or a house boat.
Vivid modern bentwood and silver rings for both ladies and gentlemen. A versatile wood confusion is one word that often comes to mind when talking about meranti as the name refers to a number of related species. Paul sellers desktop organiser 2nd try.
Steel blades bits and knives cut meranti with ease but carbide tipped blades and tools are recommended for projects on a production level. It is also used as a face veneer and is very popular as the visible surface of interior doors. In lumber form meranti is worked into light structural framing moldings and trim and low cost furniture.
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