Asian rubber wood hardwood tables

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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Today we'd like to tell you a little bit more about rubberwood, this underrated yet high-quality wood. Rubber trees grow in Asia, Africa and South America. They can grow over 40 meters high and live up to years.

What is Rubber Wood?

20 Rubberwood Furniture and Cons – Green Garage

I know what you might be thinking; rubberwood is some type of elastic wood hybrid. Most of these trees grow in parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. But how does it fare against other types of wood as the material for furniture? Is it worth spending good money on rubberwood items? It can lead to soil erosions, landslides, and floods.

20 Rubberwood Furniture and Cons

Rubberwood is also known as plantation hardwood , [3] parawood , or "Hevea" for the genus that the tree belongs to. Although it had been used on a small scale before, its use for furniture making has become much more common in the late 20th and early 21st century with the development of chemical treatments to protect the wood against fungal and insect attacks. There are extensive rubber plantations with mature trees, especially in southeast Asia ; the earlier practice was to burn the tree at the end of its latex -producing cycle.
Rubber Wood is the low-cost, light wood that comes from rubber trees which produce latex, the raw material used in the manufacture of natural rubber. The latex extraction starts at about 9 years and continues until 30 years. After that the rubber wood no longer produce latex and it is harvested for the furniture industry.