I have recently got hold of some meranti, I have mixed feelings about it,
one one hand it can look nicer than sapele and seems easier to plane, on the other it’s very dusty and far more open grained, and quite soft for a hardwood, with quite varied colour, some of the pieces look gray, some of them golden, so a red dye might be needed on it.
I have enough to make an electric guitar and loads more for some furniture, all from an old door that was found in a house clearance given to me for free, so I can’t complain.
What are your thoughts on Meranti?
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