Please note that iWood is a wholesale timber merchant, and because much of our timber is imported to order, we have a minimum order amount of £1,000 ex VAT (£1,200 inc VAT).
A rough-sawn timber product cut to your sizes. If you need a smooth, ready-to-use finish, see: Planed timber.
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Selects & Better Sawn to Size Dark Red Meranti
Red Meranti is used in joinery, general construction and also furniture, particularly for interior framing and drawer sides and backs. Meranti varies in colour from a red-brown to dark red and the select and better grade we supply contains few knots. Our cut to size timber is untreated and is dried in kilns to remove moisture content.
Treating Meranti can be difficult but it is possible to achieve a good finish. Also Meranti can be glued and nailed satisfactorily when joining and fixing.
Our cut to size Meranti timber products (also called sawn to size) are literally sawn down to your chosen measurements and come straight off the saw with no machining performed to the edges, unlike our planed products. Our cut to size timber is untreated and is most commonly dried in kilns to remove moisture content. Sawn to Size Dark Red Meranti is ideal if you don’t have the facility to cut timber down in-house.
Dark Red Meranti is a tropical hardwood which comes from Malaysia and is a mix of species from the genus Shorea including:
- Shorea pauciflora
- Shorea curtisii
- Shorea acuminata
- Shorea platycarpa
- Shorea platyclados
On average Dark Red Meranti is a lot stronger than light red and for maximum load in bending is actually higher than Oak, although Oak is much harder.
At iWood Timber Merchants we have built our reputation on supplying quality timber, ensuring you have as much usable Dark Red Meranti timber as possible from your order.
About the Dark Red Meranti
There are a few other names that Dark Red Meranti is known as which are:
- Red Lauan
- Dark Red Seraya
- Oba Suluk
The Meranti trees grow to a height of around 45m and are around 1.2m in diameter. The trees grow best in intermittent sunlight so that the soil they grow in doesn’t get too hot.
Timber Species Information
Dark Red Meranti
4 - Slightly durable
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Select and Better Dark Red Meranti Cut To Size from iWood Timber
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 20 to 30 working days
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Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.
We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
The ordering process
After placing your order securely online you receive an email confirming the items you have ordered. When your order has arrived at iWood HQ and is ready for dispatch, we will give you a call to arrange delivery.
Can I order samples?
Yes you can, you can order samples of certain timbers at www.iwood.co.uk/sample-request/.
If the species you need isn't there please give us a call or talk to us on our online chat.
The timbers shown are planed all round samples and are not profiled.
To help people find the right product when they use the search box at the top of the page, we've listed here some of the most common things people label their items as:
- frame / frames
- panel / panels
- planking / planks
- rails / railing / rail