Are you a carpenter or are you familiar with carpentry world? Well, if yes you are one of those two categories, then do you know anything about rubberwood? Maybe, even you are a person who close to carpentry world will not know much (not know or at all) about this rubberwood? Then what is exactly this rubberwood? It is the wood from Pará rubber tree or we also call it with Heveabrasiliensis. How it looks like then? It looks yellowish with open grain. It is categorized as hardwood and is the excellent material for furniture. Rubberwood has small width of its boards since rubber tree does not own big size body. The rubberwood is a perfect selection for furniture because of its resistant disposition to moisture after it has dried. Moreover, we can get it stained with any color we want, so it is such a perfect material for furniture indeed.
This rubberwood is kinda hard to be found in the US regions since it does not grow there so we need to get it imported from fareast. Even though rubber wood is a perfect material for furniture, but its pattern is not as pretty as mahogany or oak or cherry. If you have heard about countries named Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, those three countries are the main sources of this rubberwood. The range of time for its harvest is about 25 years until they will harvest the trees. Like I have mentioned above, rubberwood takes stain really well, so you won’t be bothered by colors. Another reason why this rubberwod is great is its steady supply per year, so that the import furniture manufacturers use it heavily.
Of course nothing is perfect, so is this rubberwood. The wood is considered as heavy and a little bit too soft, so maybe for some people this wood will not be their favorite choice. But for the range of price, you will feel happy since the rubberwood is much cheaper than maple. For example, between two tables that are made from maple and rubberwood, the rubberwood table is cheaper $1000.
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