General Info and Benefits

Rubberwood - Hevea brasiliensis

General Description
• A dense grained wood that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. It experiences very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable materials available for furniture, toys, and kitchen accessories.

Physical Properties
• Janka Hardness Scale = 890 - 995 (higher Janka rating = harder wood)

Where It Grows
• Throughout Southeast Asia

Relative Abundance
• Found extensively throughout Southeast Asia used for the production of latex rubber.
• Available in limited quantities and dimensions.

Did You Know?
• The latex producing life cycle of this tree is usually 25 – 30 years after which it was usually cut down and burned. However, it also makes a very stable lumber that, when kiln dried, is a very fine grained material used for all sorts of implements and fixtures.
• A member of the maple family. Whereas maples produce sap, rubberwood produces all of the world’s latex rubber.
• Considered ecologically friendly because it is only cut down after its primary usefulness has ended, and then it is turned into lumber as opposed to being disposed of by burning for firewood or waste.
  • Rubberwood
    Used typically for accessories such as Corbels, Onlays, Pedestal Feet and more, Rubberwood is a Paint Grade material similar in color to Alder. It has a relatively straight grain pattern, and provides an excellent base for painting.