Parawood Wall Treatment
Parawood Counter tops
Butcher Block Table Agua Series
Butcher Block Table Atitlan Series
PARAWOOD is a light colored medium density tropical hardwood (Havea Brasiliensis). It is known as Tropical Maple and rubber tree (since its sap produces natural rubber and latex).
PARAWOOD has a dense grain that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Parawood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture, toys, floors, counter and table tops, kitchen accessories and much more. It is easily worked, and takes on stains uniformly; as with all hardwoods.
PARAWOOD plantation trees are generally harvested for wood after they complete the latex producing cycle, when they are 25 to 30 years old. When the latex yields become extremely low, the trees are then felled, and new trees are usually planted. This makes parawood (rubber wood tree) eco-friendly in that the wood is harvested from a renewable source.