Curupay // Anadenanthera macrocarpa

Curupay lumber wood, Anadenanthera macrocarpa lumber for woodworking
"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.
Curupay grows in Latin America
map of where Curupay grows


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


Janka Rating
181.40% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


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

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
V. Fine 2/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak