Rubberwood is the wood that comes from the rubber tree, specifically the Pará rubber tree. Hevea brasiliensis is the scientific name for the Pará rubber tree. One would expect the wood of a rubber tree to be soft and springy, just like rubber. Rubberwood, on the other hand, is a hardwood. The Pará rubber tree is therefore an angiosperm.
The Pará rubber tree is primarily grown in plantations for the latex it produces, which is then harvested and used in commercial rubber production. However, after 25–30 years, the tree's latex production becomes very low; as a result, the tree is frequently cut down and replaced with another that is more financially viable.
Previously, the felled rubber tree would have been burned because it was no longer useful. However, as environmental awareness grows, the wood from the felled rubber tree is now recycled and used in a variety of ways. Furniture, toys, and kitchen accessories are among the most common uses for rubberwood. Rubberwood, like all hardwoods, comes in a variety of grades.
Rubberwood has the advantage of having a dense grain that is easy to control during the kiln drying process. This makes it much easier to handle in the kitchen. Rubberwood, on the other hand, is not suitable for outdoor use. Rubberwood is also favoured over other types of wood because it is more environmentally friendly because it is essentially recycled wood.