Rubberwood: Renewable Timber

P955093.jpgRubberwood (also called Parawood in Thailand) is considered a renewable timber because it is only milled from rubber trees that have ceased to produce latex. After about 26-30 years, the latex yields from the tree become extremely low and the planters then fell the rubber trees and plant new ones. So, unlike other woods that are cut down for the sole purpose of producing furniture, rubberwood is used only after it completes it’s latex producing cycle and dies.


In fact, rubberwood is one of the more durable lumbers used in the manufacturing of today’s home furnishings. Rubberwood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials availabe for furniture manufacturing.

Rubberwood furniture available from: Overstock: (another table here) and many other furniture stores.

Comments 3

  1. Yes rubberwood are very good for furnitures. But it has been discovered that this wood “parawood” is susceptible to decay. So it is better to use it indoors rather than used as an outdoor furniture.

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