The color of Monkey Pod tends to be a golden to dark brown color, sometimes with darker streaks. The sapwood is usually thin and yellow/white, clearly separated from the heartwood. Monkey Pod is sometimes seen with highly figured curly or wild grain patterns. The grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked or wavy, and the texture is medium to coarse, with medium to large open pores and a moderate natural luster.
Average Dried Weight:
38 lbs/ft3 (600 kg/m3)
Monkey Pod is generally easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though any interlocked grain may result in fuzzy or torn grain during planing operations. Glues and finishes well.