Rubberwood

rubberwood

Scientific Name: Hevea brasiliensis
Location: Brazil
Dried Weight: 37lbs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 960lbf
Crushing Strength: 6,110lbf /in2

 

Rubber wood has a heartwood that is naturally blonde to medium tan color, sometimes with medium brown streaks. The color will slightly darken with age. The grain is straight and has a coarse open texture. It gives off a low natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. The wood is rated as a perishable wood in regards to decay. It is easy to work with and glues, stains, and finishes well.

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