Peroba » Aspidosperma spp

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

This fine textured and dense wood becomes creamy golden tan with extended exposure. Works and finishes nicely due to the density and extremely fine texture.
Peroba grows in Latin America

map of where Peroba grows
color of Peroba
Color Range
Mild yellowish tan, very creamy and even colored.
other names for Peroba
Other Names
Amarello, Amargosa, Ibira romi, Palo rosa, Peroba rosa, Red peroba, Rosa peroba
uses for Peroba
Some Typical Uses
Furniture, flooring, musical instruments, other interior millwork.
the Peroba tree
What's the Tree Like?
Peroba attains an average height of 90 feet and an average trunk diameter of 30 inches, but it may grow larger under different conditions. The tree usually develops a straight and clear bole.
Weight

3.91

lbs /Bd. Ft.
9.22% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

1670

Janka Rating
29.46% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

0.65

Specific Gravity
1.56% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Peroba:

General Workability
Somewhat Difficult 7/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Easy 2/10
Red Oak