Dark Red Meranti Bukit (Shorea platyclados) has been Blue Star’s proven performer for more than 30 years as decking, porch flooring and exterior trim. Dark Red Meranti Nemesu (Shorea pauciflora), is a close cousin of M. Bukit. The two possess virtually the same properties, and are nearly indistinguishable. We utilize Nemesu for the same purposes as M. Bukit. Red Seraya (Shorea curtisii) is often referred to simply as Seraya. (Also called Philippine Mahogany, Meranti bears no relation to what is considered to be “true” mahogany in the Swietenia and Khaya genera.)
Its straight grain and fine texture make it our preferred species for wide boards and profiled mouldings. It also makes great decking. Seraya dries evenly, machines beautifully, remains stable in exterior applications, and is easy to work with. The varied grain and rich color of Dark Red Meranti give Blue Star products a luxurious, natural look. These species mill to a superior finish, absorb and hold paint and other finishes deeply and evenly. They age to a smooth surface, with minimal checking (compared to other hardwoods used in exterior applications). Blue Star Meranti products exceed all recognized industry standards for strength, durability, pest and rot resistance for use in interior and exterior building applications
|1-3/4 in. x 3-1/2 in.
|2 x 4