monkey pod wood


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.

Characteristics of Monkey Pod

Origin of Wood Type Central America, Hawaii, Philippines, Fiji
Botanical Name Pithecellobium saman
Specific Gravity 0.5
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′, sometimes longer available
Avg. Waste Factor 0.3
Wood Uses Fine Furniture, Cabinetry, Architectural Millwork, Hardwood Flooring and more
Lumber Grades Flitch
Other Trade Names Rain Tree, Saman, Mimosa, Hawaiian Monkey Pod

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Sample Pictures of Monkey Pod

Please Note: The photos below are examples of the species and may no longer be products available for sale.

All pictures of wood that appear wet, have been sprayed with denatured alcohol to show the natural color.  We use denatured alcohol because it evaporates and does not affect the moisture content.