Hi I have been trying to source wood that is a) not so horribly dear (don't laugh I am new to this) and b) easy to eyeball before buying. I live just outside Glasgow and am truly sick of paying B&Q for banana pine or silly money for what looks like spare offcuts. Our local merchant (Shawfield) has meranti but I have never seen/heard of this before. Is it ok for toys and general woodworking? Anything I should be aware of about this wood? Thanks in advance.