Parota lumber wood, Enterolobium cyclocarpum lumber for woodworking

Parota // Enterolobium cyclocarpum

Parota delivers a gorgeous swirl of brown and tan colors along with a delightful suprise of grain patterns
color of Parota
Color Range
Dark brown to saddle tan with a touch of reddish hue
other names for Parota
Other Names
uses for Parota
Some Typical Uses
Tables, furniture, desks, bedroom, turning, boxes
the Parota tree
What's the Tree Like?
A majestical beauty that can be 5' to 8' in diameter, as tall as 100', and showcase an impressively spherical crown .
Parota grows in Latin America
map of where Parota grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-39.39% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
-59.69% softer than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
-21.88% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Coarse 7/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak