In recent times, the awareness of the potential of monkeypod wood has increased significantly, leading to people starting to invest in planting monkeypod wood forests to increase the harvest output, thereby making the value of this wood also multiply.

Learn about monkeypod wood

  • Origin

The monkeypod tree, also known in some places as Saman, has the two-part nomenclature Samanea saman and several other synonymous names, belonging to the Fabaceae family. Originating in American countries and introduced to Vietnam during the French period in the 1876s, it often appears in large urban areas such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang,..

  • Characteristics

The huge wood tree is directly proportional to its trunk diameter and height, typically ranging from 15 to 25 meters, with the potential to reach up to 50 meters under favorable conditions. Its canopy is evergreen, broad, and dense, resembling a raspberry or parachute shape, with a spread of approximately 25 to 30 meters, exceeding the tree’s height. The bark of the tree is dark brown. The growth rate is fast, at 0.75 to 1.5 meters per year, with a minimum harvest time of 5 years.

Monkeypod wood belongs to group VI, known for its stable properties, no warping, less cracking than other types of wood of the same type, flexibility, and ease of shape and decoration. In particular, monkeypod wood has beautiful grain lines. The core’s natural properties are termite-resistant, but it still needs to be handled carefully for protection. The color of monkeypod wood is quite dark, if you want a brighter color may need to bleach it lightly. Like other types of solid wood, monkeypod wood can crack at the head of the board but is harder and more durable than monkeypod wood finger joint board.

  • The role of monkeypod wood in life

Monkeypod trees are planted along streets, in parks, and at schools to provide shade, at the same time their wood is also efficiently utilized in life.

Monkeypod wood is often preferred for table tops to show off its full beauty. The more versatile combination is to make chairs, cabinets, shelves, beds, mirror frames, decorative items, water hyacinths, wooden floors, and stairs,… to hold all styles of furniture whether houses, offices restaurants, cafes, and many other spaces.

In the middle price segment, the popular choice is processed products from monolithic wood and monkeypod wood is an extremely niche choice.

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