Cumaru » Dipteryx micrantha

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

A strong, tough, resilient wood that fits the bill for a dark or medium dark project. Good resistance to insect attack and weather. Cumaru is extraordinarily stable and also provides a moderate blunting effect on cutters and blades. Accepts varnish satisfactorily, and will make some very robust furniture.
Cumaru grows in Latin America

map of where Cumaru grows
color of Cumaru
Color Range
Tan-like yellow to medium brown with a slight orange-red cast that darkens with age.
other names for Cumaru
Other Names
Almendro, Charapilla, Chontaquiro, Cumaru, Cumarut, Ebo, Sarrapia, Tonka
uses for Cumaru
Some Typical Uses
Flooring, ship building, cabinetry, musical instruments, heavy construction, fine furniture, etc.
the Cumaru tree
What's the Tree Like?
May grow to 100 feet in height with trunk diameters of 24" to 36" but some trees have grown to over 60" diameter.
Weight

5.67

lbs /Bd. Ft.
58.38% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

3330

Janka Rating
158.14% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.86

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

Woodworking with Cumaru:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Good 3/10
Red Oak