Hevea

This is perhaps the most ecological wood on the market. The rubber tree must first stop producing latex before it is harvested and is thus optimally utilized. And the Hevea wood has even more advantages.

More than half of the rubber tree plantations are maintained by small farmers and the wood also has a social aspect. The color of the rubber tree wood then goes from light to straw yellow or white. Furthermore, the wood is easy to work on, dries quickly and bends well.

It usually comes from Southeast Asia and is replaced by a new sapling after the felling. The rubberwood is in durability class V and is therefore not sustainable. Noble Timber offers Hevea wood as interior cladding, in the form of 3D wall panels.

Photo of the tropical hardwood Hevea

hardwood_specs

Origin
Southeast Asia
Colour
From light to straw yellow or white
Wood durability
V (not durable)
Stability
Good