shorea 

Meranti / Shorea (Dipterocarpacae) 
 
A very important commercial timber that grows throughout South East Asia (Shorea acutely covers around 196 different species including Lauan, Seraya and Balau) extensively used for Joinery, windows and doors. 
 
Specifications:  
26mm (1”) through to 102mm (4”) x 2.1m (7ft) + longer. 
Reddish / Brown. 
 
Class 4 Durability 5 – 10 years 
TRIVIA 
Shorea is named after Sir John Shore who was Governor General of the British East India Company a forerunner of the British Empire who began to exploit the timber in the late 1700’s. 
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