I am often asked what meranti and cedar looks like when finished. Here is a photo. Cedar is on top, and when stained has a really lovely grain come up and through. Meranti is usually a little redder (but can range in colour tones from near white, to almost yellow) and has a finer, more sinewy grain. Cedar also varies quite a lot in colour tone, from yellows, reds, and reddy brown. Cedar is a soft timber and you can easily dent it or push your fingernail into the timber. Meranti is much harder.
Probably about 70% of our manufactured windows and doors are in cedar, followed by meranti with about 25% and then a very small percentage is a variety of other timbers like oak, blackbutt, kapur, jarrah etc.
Installed this window yesterday, very pleased as we managed to remove the old glass panes from the old sashes, and re-use them in the new window.
The day before we did this – a cedar sliding door and window. up in a horse farm. the view was lovely.
Cedar sliding window and door.
and earler on in the week we finished off some vent locks and 1 window for a job we had done a few months prior
brown aluminium single hung windows with timber surrounds.
a few doors are getting finished off all at once.some are being putty glazed, most have timber beading.
Here are 2 new items completed (plenty of other things have gone out, but arent as interesting).
Merbau arched door frame with sidelites and arched hi lite with colonial bars radiating out.