The botanical names of Suar tree are Saman Samanea, Inga Saman and Albizia Saman. In English we also call it Acacia, Rain Tree, Giant Thibet or Monkey Pod. Most of the names we use to talk about “Saman” wood come from the Caribbean word “zamang”.
THREE OUTSTANDING SUAR WOOD QUALITIES
Suar is not an endangered species. It grows fast, and we can harvest it every couple of years.
The Albizia Saman species has a conservation status of G5 – Globally, the Albizia Saman is widespread, abundant and is in no danger of extinction
Suar furniture is beautiful. Its production has no negative impact on the environment.
Suar wood has a special grain that makes resistant furniture.
Suar trees grows with a characteristic interlocking grain. This natural criss-cross pattern reduces the possibilities of crack because of climatic changes.
Moderately heavy but extremely strong, Suar wood is highly resistant to decay and dry-wood termites
The natural qualities of Suar makes it a perfect choice for strong furniture making compared to other woods such as Pine or Walnut.
Suar furniture is easy to look after. To look after Suar wood like a pro, all you need is a standard wood oil. You don’t need strange chemicals or expensive products.