where to get meranti board ?

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  1. neo

    neo

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    Hi,
    anyone know where I can get a meranti board (or have it made)?
    want to use it for the top of my canopy but places like Chamberlains/Builders only have planks going up to 300mm wide and i need 650mm and i dont have the skill/tools to join two 300mm planks.
     
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  3. Nemos Janitor

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    Board center, Primrose ply, K Reed, Timber City.
    You may battle to get marenty but mahogany is very similar. If you are set on meranty then primrose ply will make it for you.
     
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  4. Tim S

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    Hi Neo,

    To get it that wide it will have to be laminated. The other problem is the moisture / humidity which will be inflicted on the canopy timber. This will result in the timber deforming unless you have a support structure to help hold it's shape.You could get a piece of marine ply and get merranti (or sapale) veneer put on it. Then coat with something like yatch varnish or a varnish with resin hardener added. My stand is also fully timber and decided to make the lid with perforated stainless steel sheeting to vent heat and stand up to the moisture and salt creep.

    Good luck
     
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