Cancharana lumber wood, Cabralea cangerana lumber for woodworking

Cancharana // Cabralea cangerana

Works as easily as walnut, yet has a similar color tone but more consistent in color making it a pleasing wood for furniture.
color of Cancharana
Color Range
The heartwood is described as often dull red or maroon, but may be lighter colored. Purplish markings are reported to be a common feature.
other names for Cancharana
Other Names
Cangerana, Cajarana, Pau de santo, Cancharana, Canxarana, Congerana, Cedro-ra
uses for Cancharana
Some Typical Uses
Carvings, Exterior uses, Fine furniture, General carpentry, Interior construction, Joinery
the Cancharana tree
What's the Tree Like?
A decent sized tree that averages 48 inches in diameter.
Cancharana grows in Latin America
map of where Cancharana grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
-13.41% lighter than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
28.68% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
-14.06% less dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak