Cancharana » Cabralea cangerana

Why Cancharana?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood

Works as easily as walnut, yet has a similar color tone but more consistent in color making it a pleasing wood for furniture.
Cancharana grows in Latin America

map of where Cancharana grows
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.


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)

Woodworking with Cancharana:

General Workability
Good 4/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak