You are using an outdated browser version not supported by this website.
Click here to upgrade your browser

Meranti Plywood

Meranti (Shorea spp) is a very attractive timber, with an irregular grain pattern, and variable colour, this veneer is rotary cut. The layup is a multiply meaning each veneer is the same thickness.

Meranti BS1088 covers all levels of boat and marine standard high-spec joinery projects. Plymasters have Meranti BS1088 Marine Grade in 12, 18 and 25mm. Meranti Premium has the same marine glue specs as BS1088 and is popular in high-end and general joinery work. Colour matching can vary.

Key Features
  • Colour: Variations in colour from pink, to neutral, to brown
  • Durability: High/natural
  • Glue: WBP Marine
  • Origin: Malaysia
  • Weight: 650kg/m3
FSC Certified
FSC Certified
Scope of Use

Suitable for marine use and for high-spec cabinetry:

  • Joinery and furniture
  • Boat building
  • Marine cabinets
  • Kitchen cabinetry
  • Wall linings
Limitations on Use
  • Suitable for decorative work only and cannot be used for a structural element
  • Meranti is not guaranteed for exterior use
  • This product is quite variable in colour and should be specified as colour matched to a specific colour

Plywood is a natural product that can be affected by changes in weather conditions: moisture and temperature. Increased moisture content or temperature variation may cause internal stresses causing previously flat sheets to bow. At Plymasters precautions are taken to minimise this effect. However, once the plywood has left the warehouse Plymasters cannot guarantee sheets to remain flat unless fastened. This is particularly important where free standing kitchen/cabinet doors are concerned. When storing panels, stack on a firm raised base with enough support to prevent sagging. Cover the pallet to protect top and edges.

In-Service History

Notable projects:

  • Te Henui Chapel, New Plymouth
  • Navigation Homes showhome
  • King & Queen Hotel, New Plymouth
Other Performance Attributes
  • Meranti BS1088: Full boat building Marine grade in Britain
  • Glue: WBP Marine


Being a short grain hardwood, sharp tooling and gloves are essential. Colour variation is common in this product and it is the purchaser’s responsibility to match as realistically as possible. Meranti is not guaranteed for exterior use.

Data Sheet
Test Results
Additional Information
Project: King & Queen Hotel
Project: Navigation Homes Showhome
Project: Te Henui Chapel

Plymasters are a specialist plywood and Timber veneer supplier with a stock range consisting of veneered boards, HPL panels, and architectural linings.

Product Enquiries

News from Plymasters

100% Formaldehyde-Free Plywood Now Available in NZ NEW
Hawkes Bay Toyota Showcases Flameshield Poplar Plywood
Timber Veneer Brings Drama and Elegance to Kitchen Showroom
Get a free weekly digest of essential news

New and updated architectural products, design solutions, inspiration, technical advice and more when you sign up for EBOSS.