This highly resilient wood has an interlocked, coarse grain that shows interesting figure and pattern throughout the wood. Red cumaru is dark and hard.
Fantastic uses for this material include table legs, tool handles, pen blanks, drawer pulls, inlay, picture frames, decorative accessories. These squares in particular measure a full 1.5''x1.5'' square and 22'' long. They are smooth on all sides, and cut from kiln dried material.
Thickness:1.5'' square (and smooth all sides)
Widths:1.5'' square (and smooth all sides)
Other Good things To Know
Grade:Cut from premium kiln dried lumber. See our page about Hardwood Grading for some details about common lumber grades and their definitions.
What's the wood like?
A strong, tough, resilient wood that fits the bill for a dark or medium dark project. Good resistance to insect attack and weather. Cumaru is extraordinarily stable and also provides a moderate blunting effect on cutters and blades. Accepts varnish satisfactorily, and will make some very robust furniture.
How's the color?
Tan-like yellow to medium brown with a slight orange-red cast that darkens with age.
Does it go by other names?
Almendro, Charapilla, Chontaquiro, Cumaru, Cumarut, Ebo, Sarrapia, Tonka
What could I use it for?
Flooring, ship building, cabinetry, musical instruments, heavy construction, fine furniture, etc.
What is the tree like?
May grow to 100 feet in height with trunk diameters of 24'' to 36'' but some trees have grown to over 60'' diameter.
The tree grows in
Latin America; Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia
Average Customer Rating:
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Love this wood, 8.28.2013
Reviewer: Ross Anderson (Riverdale, UT)
I have made a couple of cutting boards that include this Cumaru. The last one was combined with birds eye maple, it turned out gorgeous. For what I have been doing it is easy to work with and I love the finished look.
Red Cumaru Turning Squares, 5.17.2013
Reviewer: WWM (Starkville, MS)
Unbelievably beautiful wood. Far exceeded the description. Excellent for knife scales. Could not recommend this wood more.
Nice color, 11.26.2012
Reviewer: S. D. (, California)
Hard but okay. Great color IMO. Will be back for more.
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