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"


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


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


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