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Bob Vic
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Meranti

Postby Bob Vic » 10 Jan 2023, 19:45

Today I picked up some really good quality meranti at a ripping price. The boards are 150 x 50 x 3700, DAR. Grain is very straight and knot free. The guy (John) selling is a kitchen builder & has easily cubes of this stuff. I paid $200 for 5 boards. He also has red cedar, but I did not see it. The timber is in Altona and the contact number is 0401 388 658.
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Darren
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Location: Mornington Peninsula VIC

Re: Meranti

Postby Darren » 17 Jan 2023, 13:35

Good find Bob!
As you are no doubt aware there is Meranti and there is Meranti!
These boards look to have good straight grain and intensity of colour

Bob Vic
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Location: Newlands Arm

Re: Meranti

Postby Bob Vic » 17 Jan 2023, 16:28

The grain is certainly straight & knot free, but the colour is quite pale compared to the Fijian mahogany that I have in my racks. This meranti is a fair substitute but would need to be stained to match.

gwhastie
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Location: Melbourne

Re: Meranti

Postby gwhastie » 09 Mar 2023, 09:24

Hi folks. I needed 4 x 6 metre long planks of blemish free meranti to rip into strips to laminate my Crackerbox hull and sourced them from Tile Importers in Oakleigh. They have a huge range of merchandise grade timber there. Only cost me $360 24 months ago. It took hand rubbed spirit based stain perfectly and looks really good under 13 coats of marine varnish.

They also sell all sizes of marine ply at incredibly low prices but you need to hand pick each sheet as the quality and grain patterns vary.

gwhastie
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Location: Melbourne

Re: Meranti

Postby gwhastie » 09 Mar 2023, 09:25

Forgot to mention that the planks were 300mm wide.

Bob Vic
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Re: Meranti

Postby Bob Vic » 09 Mar 2023, 20:44

I've heard very good things about the Tile Importer but have not been there for a few years. I must drop in and poke about. Thanks for the reminder Gary.


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