Tamarind » Tamarindus indica

Why Tamarind?
Here's what to know about woodworking with this wood
color of Tamarind

Color Range

Heartwood of deep reddish brown, somewhat purple
other names for Tamarind

Other Names

Tamarind, Spalted Tamarind
the Tamarind tree

What's the Tree Like?

A modest sized tree that grows up to 80 feet tall with a diameter about 30" The Tamarind tree grows in Africa
Weight

4.4

lbs /Bd. Ft.
22.91% heavier than red oak (3.58 /bd. ft.)
Hardness

2690

Janka Rating
108.53% harder than red oak (1290 psi)
Density

.85

Specific Gravity
32.81% more dense than red oak (.64)

Woodworking with Tamarind:

General Workability
Average 6/10
Red Oak

Wood Texture
Fine 3/10
Red Oak

Ease of Finishing
Average 6/10
Red Oak