|ALSO KNOWN AS:
||Lauan, Meranti, Yellow mahogany, Red mahogany, White mahogany, Red Meranti
||Asia, primarily Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines
||Strong, hard and stiff. Good dimensional stability. Very similar in strength and shrinkage to Red oak. Slight tendency to warp.
||Machines well, but some subspecies have a tendency to dull tools. Screws, nails, glues and finishes well.
||Hardwood plywood, joinery, furniture and cabinetwork, moulding and millwork, flooring, and general construction. Some dark red Meranti is used for decking.