Typically a yellow to yellow-brown, this tends to darken with age.
Has a coarse texture with medium to large pores. Grain is sometimes interlocked.
Reported as non-durable in regard to decay resistance, and is also susceptible to insect attack.
Typically easy to work, though any interlocked grain can present problems during planing. Some species may have a slight blunting effect on tools due to small levels of silica present in the wood. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
No characteristic odor.
Meranti is not listed in the CITES Appendices.
Plywood, interior furniture, and general construction lumber.