Cumaru » Dipteryx micrantha

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


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


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


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


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