Curupay » Anadenanthera macrocarpa
Curupay Wood CharacteristicsA 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 RangeDark red, slightly maroon, with irregular dark (or nearly black) streaks and stripes
Other NamesAngico prieto, Cebil, Cebil Colorado, Curupay, Curupay ata, Patagonia Rosewood
Some Typical UsesFurniture, Musical instruments, flooring, various exterior uses, Marine construction, Tool handles, Turnery, Barge fenders, Docks, Exterior trim & siding, Handles, Naval architecture, Parquet flooring, Rafts, Shingles
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
5.60lbs /Bd. Ft.
56.42% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
3630Janka Rating (?)
181.40% harder than red oak (1290 lbf)
0.86Specific Gravity (?)
34.37% more dense than red oak (.64)
Woodworking with Curupay: