The colour of this timber can vary from very pale pink to a mid red. It works well and is very stable.

Available Grades & Specification

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Scientific name
Shorea spp
Trade Names
Other Names
Apnit, Aruas, Babanganon, Bagtikan, Balakbakan, Bangabang, Bataan, Bayakan, Binaliuan, Botgo, Bunga, Chapui, Danilang, Dark red lauan, Dark red meranti, Dark red Philippine mahogany, Dark red seraya, Hillagasi, Hinlagasi, Kalayaan, Kalian, Kila, Kuebang batu, Kuliaan, Lagasi, Lauaan, Lauaan-ayian, Lauaan-ayuan, Lauaan-pula, Lauaan-tabiban, Lauaan-takuban, Lauan, Mag-orang, Magaboling, Magangao, Malagangao, Malatbang, Manggachapui, Mayapis, Nemesu, Oba suluk, Philippine mahogany, Philippine red mahogany, Red lauan, Saplig, Takoban pula, Takuban, Tampalasaha, Tampalasha, Tangile, Tiaong, Ubanan, Ughayan, Yampalasaha
Where does it grow
Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand
Common Uses
Beams, Bedroom suites, Bent Parts, Boat building (general), Boat building, Boat building: decking, Boat building: planking, Building construction, Cabin construction, Cabinetmaking, Canoes, Chairs, Chests, Concrete formwork, Construction, Decks, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Desks, Dining-room furniture, Domestic flooring, Drawer sides, Excelsior, Factory construction, Figured veneer, Fine furniture, Flooring, Form work, Foundation posts, Framing, Furniture , Furniture components, Furniture squares or stock, Furniture, Hatracks, Heavy construction, Joinery, Joists, Kitchen cabinets, Lifeboats, Light construction, Living-room suites, Millwork, Musical instruments, Office furniture, Paneling, Parquet flooring, Plywood, Porch columns, Veneer, Veneer: decorative
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Conservation Status
Source: NatureServe
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