Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
CharacterWavy, interlocked grain with a coarse texture. Light, soft, and easily worked, but the interlocked grain may cause tear-out or wooly surfaces. Takes an excellent finish but requires filling for a smooth surface.
Color RangeBoards often feature a variety of color (not uniform) from medium leathery brown to dark chocolate brown
Other NamesAlgarrobo, Algarrobo de pais, Arbre a pluie, Campano, Carabali, Carreto, Cenicero, Cow tamrind, Dormilon, French tamarind, Genizaro, Giant tibet, Gouannegoul, Guango, Huacamayo chico, Lara, Monkey Pod, Raintree, Rain tree
Some Typical UsesFurniture, cabinets, turning.
What's the Tree Like?A rather gigantic tree that may reach 100-125 feet tall with a trunk 36-48" in diameter. Boles are short, thick, and often crooked. The Monkey Pod tree grows in Latin America
3.5lbs /Bd. Ft.
Woodworking with Monkey Pod:
Ease of Finishing