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
Color RangeTan-like yellow to medium brown with a slight orange-red cast that darkens with age.
Other NamesAlmendro, Charapilla, Chontaquiro, Cumaru, Cumarut, Ebo, Sarrapia, Tonka
Some Typical UsesFlooring, ship building, cabinetry, musical instruments, heavy construction, fine furniture, etc.
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.
5.67lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Cumaru:
Ease of Finishing