I am sure you have heard about processed rubber wood (i.e. treated rubberwood). But what exactly is this wood and what are the applications for it?
Well first of all, rubber wood is a type of medium hardwood that comes from the family of maple woods. It is a strong and sturdy wood that rarely cracks or warps under pressure. It is actually one of the more durable woods used to make home furnishings in this day in age. One of the great things about this type of wood (i.e. rubber wood) is that it has a very dense grain that prevents it from shrinking too much during the drying process.
Applications of Processed Rubber Wood
Just like maple produces sap, the rubber tree produces latex. In fact, it is said that rubber tree produces all the latex used in the world. That’s pretty amazing. But that’s not the most amazing aspect of rubber wood. The most amazing part is how eco-friendly this wood is. You see, the rubber tree, which is where Malaysia rubberwood timber comes from, is first used to create latex. Usually, a planted rubber tree can yield latex for about 25 – 30 years.
Once it can no longer produce latex, it is cut down and then used to make rubberwood furniture. Because of this process, it is considered to be one of the most eco-friendly woods around.
Applications of Processed Rubber Wood:
Though making furniture is the most popular application for processed rubberwoods, it is not the only one. Here are a few more:
- Packing Cases
- Block Board Doors
- Flush Doors
- Hard Boards
- Wooden Shuttle Block
As I stated before, these are just a few major uses of treated rubber wood. There are certainly many more. When it boils down to it, you can pretty much design the majority areas of yours house/office with rubberwood products (e.g. treated rubberwood timbers, rubberwood finger-joint boards, etc.). And the best part is that the processed rubber wood is insect resistant so you never have to worry about it being eaten up by little, nasty bugs.