Meranti Cut to Size

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Estimated dispatch 15/12/2023

Part of the Shorea group of hardwoods, our Cut-To-Size Planed All Round Meranti Timber is a unique, attractive and easy-to-work wood material that varies in colour, from light pink to deep red. Featuring a coarse, even texture and an interlocked grain, this material has a great overall hardness and stable strength for practical woodworking projects and functional applications.

Meranti varies in durability but offers good strength and hardness overall, providing additional resistance to decay and insect attack. Responds reasonably well to glues, nails and screws. Machines and finishes well.

With a pale red/pinkish colour, Meranti is an attractive wood with many uses.

Name: Shorea

Uses: Exterior and interior joinery, construction, flooring, windows, doors, cladding, furniture, boat building, general construction, cabinets, flooring.

Country of Origin: South East Asia. Meranti is derived from Shorea spp trees that originate in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Northern India, Malaysia and Indonesia. These tall trees grow most abundantly in lowland dipterocarp forest, hill forests and coastal forests.

Woodshop’s Preferred Finish: Osmo Uv Pro 420, 429

Durability: Moderately Durable (5-10 years)

Density: Low to medium density - 710 Density (Kg/m³)

Colour(s): Pale red or pinkish tone to reddish-brown in colour.

The Timber: Often sold under the moniker of Philippine Mahogany, this beautiful hardwood is characterised by its straight, subtle and uniform grain with large pores. The heartwood varies in colour from dark red and purple to a straw yellow or pale white in its extreme examples, but it’s most commonly pale red and pinkish in tone or reddish brown. Resistant to denting and abrasion, Meranti is certainly strong and durable enough for both interior and exterior joinery, lending itself to projects that favour function and practicality as well as style and simplicity.

Strength: Comparable to Oak in strength properties but not quite as hard. Although it doesn’t offer great resistance to decay or insect attack, Meranti is resilient to warping, distorting and twisting, making it a practical and reliable choice for woodworking.

Working Qualities: Easy to work with and good results are achievable when using hand and machine tools. Some species, however, may have a minor blunting effect on tools due to the slight presence of silica in the wood - this can be resolved by using steel blades and bits or carbide-cutting tools. Meranti typically glues, stains, sands, mills and finishes well.

Uses: Internal, External

Customer Reviews

33 Reviews

Great quality wood

by KB (05/20/2022)

Matched my existing furniture perfectly and well cut / planed

Quality timber

by Jeremypaulsutton (07/10/2021)

Thanks this was just what I needed , accurately cut to size and nicely finished

Excellent service & Beautiful Finish

by Richardj06 (03/24/2021)

We bought hardwood to clad a sunroom which was plain white. Delivery was as promised with regular updates from our order and worth the wait. The wood looks stunning. We would definitely use Woodshopdirect again.

Good colour

by Michelewalters61 (03/23/2021)

Colour and quality was good. Waxed it to enhance colour and protect wood.

Nice wood

by Gazhwn6812 (03/23/2021)

Easy to work with, lovely grain

Interesting grain

by Wobhead (02/11/2021)

Everything came well wrapped. The colour of this species is great, it has a nice speckled grain pattern. Looks great for my projects.

It is adequate for my purpose.

by Major01803 (01/25/2021)

It is adequate for my purpose.

Excellent service

by Mruxton01 (11/12/2020)

You delivered exactly as I had ordered and the timber arrived a little sooner than expected. Con sidering this was all during the pandemic crisis, that was tops for a hobbiest wood worker like myself.


by Simon.measday (11/10/2020)

Great wood and the colour is just what we were looking for. Buy with confidence.


by Francis.alford (11/03/2020)


Delivery Information

  • Express delivery on all orders once machined.
  • Click & Collect is available from our Falmouth store.
  • All orders are expertly packed to ensure against damages.
  • Delivery costs will be automatically calculated using the weight, size and delivery location of your order so delivery rates will vary. 

Palletised Delivery Information

  • Due to the size and weight of goods, some items will be sent via a roadside palletised delivery.
  • We will contact you prior to dispatch to arrange a convenient weekday delivery.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is unable to access/vacate your premises or pull-up outside the property (restricted access) your pallet may be sent on a ‘Book-In’ service, which means your local depot will contact you and arrange a date and suitable delivery transport with you. Your local delivery depot will call the next working day after dispatch to book the delivery with you for delivery within 5 working days.
  • If a large curtain-sided lorry (the size of a double-decker bus) is able to access your premises and pull up outside the property, your pallet can be delivered on the next weekday suitable for you. Please let us know by 11:00 am the day before, so that we can dispatch in time. 
  • Please be aware, if a forklift is unavailable at the delivery address (e.g. a residential address) people will be required to unload from the pallet by hand. This is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

  • We use a third-party courier service who have a strict policy on abuse or harassment towards their drivers. In any case where there is abuse or harassment, the driver is within their rights to refuse delivery.

  • It is your responsibility to dispose of all packaging and pallets, this is for the health and safety of the delivery driver.

Please download Pallettrack's Home Delivery guide for more information on their roadside delivery service.



  • If you wish to arrange a collection with a courier of your choice then we are more than happy to package the goods for you. Please email us your full cutting list for specific prices and estimated weight and dimensions.
  • Contactless collection is an option for any order. Our collections take place at our workshop in Falmouth, Cornwall between the hours of 9 am-4 pm any weekday excluding bank holidays.
  • We will contact you once the goods are ready to collect, so a convenient timeslot can be arranged. 

Returns should be sent to the following address:

Sprucewool Ltd 
Bickland Business Centre
Tregoniggie Industrial Estate
Bickland Water Road
TR11 4SN

Please see our full returns policy in our terms of supply document (Clause 9)