Cancharana » Cabralea cangerana

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


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. The Cancharana tree grows in Latin America
map of where this wood 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)

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