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Origin of Wood Type:
Central America, Hawaii, Philipines, Fiji
Botanical Name:
Pithecellobium saman
Specific Gravity:
N/A
Avg. Weight Per BF (?):
3.5 lb/bf
Color Range:
brown- gold
Rarity / Availability: (?):
Readily Available
Typical Avg. Width:
4" to 24"
Typical Avg. Length:
8' to 12' feet
Avg. Waste Factor (?):
30%

Wood Uses:

Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architecural Millwork, Hardwood Flooring and many other uses!
lumber Grades (?):

Flitch

Other Trade Names:

Rain Tree, Saman, Mimosa, Hawaiian Monkey Pod

Description:

Monkey pod is a tropical hardwood found in Central America and the Pacific regions. As hardwoods go it is low to medium density. From Central America it tends to be a golden color, but from Hawaii it can have beautiful streaks of reds and browns.

Note: All pictures of boards that appear wet, have been wiped with denature alcohol to help show natural color. We use denature alcohol because it evaporates and does not effect the moisture content of the wood. Also, please keep in mind that the pictures below are only examples of the wood and not actual products available for sale.

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