Curupay » Anadenanthera macrocarpa

Why Curupay?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
woodworking characteristics

Character

A very strong, dense, and hard wood that surprisingly decent to work with and looks incredible with a clear finish. The wood often displays dark, or nearly black, lines and irregular stripes which makes it nice for fine woodwork pieces.
color of Curupay

Color Range

Dark red, slightly maroon, with irregular dark (or nearly black) streaks and stripes
other names for Curupay

Other Names

Angico prieto, Cebil, Cebil Colorado, Curupay, Curupay ata, Patagonia Rosewood
uses for Curupay

Some Typical Uses

Furniture, Musical instruments, flooring, various exterior uses, Marine construction, Tool handles, Turnery, Barge fenders, Docks, Exterior trim & siding, Handles, Naval architecture, Parquet flooring, Rafts, Shingles
the Curupay tree

What's the Tree Like?

The tree is reported to reach a height of about 80 feet (24 m), with a trunk diameter of 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 cm). It develops straight and clear boles that are about 24 feet (7 m) long. The Curupay tree grows in Latin America; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru
map of where this wood grows
Weight

5.60

lbs /Bd. Ft.
56.42% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

3630

Janka Rating (?)
181.40% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
Density

0.86

Specific Gravity (?)
34.37% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Curupay:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak