Red Tarara lumber wood, Centrolobium spp. lumber for woodworking

Red Tarara // Centrolobium spp.

As elegant as mahogany, and as enjoyable as walnut. Expect a natural, subtle pinkish red color and a fine grain.
color of Red Tarara
Color Range
The very irregular color ranges from yellow to orange with streaks of red, purple and black.
other names for Red Tarara
Other Names
Canarywood, Red Canarywood
uses for Red Tarara
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, doors, flooring, interior millwork, turning, some musical instruments, small accessories.
the Red Tarara tree
What's the Tree Like?
A medium sized to large well-formed tree; generally up to 100 feet high with diameters of 30-50"; commonly to heights of 40 feet and diameters up to 16". Narrow buttresses.
Red Tarara grows in Latin America
map of where Red Tarara grows


lbs /Bd. Ft.
Same as red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)


Janka Rating
51.78% harder than red oak (1290 psi)


Specific Gravity
1.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 4/10
Red Oak