Rubber wood


    This wood species produce a milky substance, latex, which is used for natural rubber, where the rubber wood gets its name. The actual tree is not bendy like rubber; it is a stiff light-colored wood used in making furniture when latex production expires.

    Rubber wood must be strengthened with additives to increase its durability. The large pores of rubber wood tree make this wood easy to paint or stain and the straight grain means that wood pieces are relatively easy to match each other when using wood from different trees.