What is Rubberwood?

Rubber plantations have existed for hundreds of years in tropical countries. These plantations have been used mainly for the production of latex. After the economic life of the rubber tree, which is over 30 years, the latex yields become extremely low and the planters then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones. This eco-friendly Rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis) is an excellent timber to use and its various attributes are outlined here:

Colour :

The natural colour of Rubberwood is pale cream to yellowish brown

Structure :

It is uniform in structure having an excellent "Timber" feel.

Grain Pattern :

The grain structure of Rubberwood is mostly straight. A cross-section of Rubberwood shows few concentric markings reminiscent of growth rings. These markings combined with the large vessels in structure give an attractive appearance with clear patterns on the longitudinal surface. Many characteristics of Rubberwood are similar to Ramin wood.

Strength Properties :

Rubberwood is a moderately heavy timber, its weight being comparable to Oak & Teak. Its strength properties are comparable to Light Red Meranti or Teak and are the following :

* at 12% moisture content