Peroba » Aspidosperma spp

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


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


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


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


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