Many have asked and wonder about Jackfruit Wood or Jackwood. Because not many people know or heard about this wood in Indonesia, but in India, Jackfruit Wood or Jackwood is already a well-known type of wood. The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family (Moraceae). Its origin is in the region between the Western Ghats of southern India and the rainforests of Malaysia.
Advantages and disadvantages of Jackfruit Wood
As one of the material that is used for making furniture. Let’s see the advantages and disadvantages of Jackfruit Wood below.
|Strength of Jackfruit Wood
Compact & Even Grained
Easy to work with
Resistant to termite attack
|Disadvantages of Jackfruit Wood
Not as strong as teak
Strength of Jackfruit Wood
Jackwood is compact, finely grained, and easy to work with. It is found in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra. It is even-grained which gives it a good finish.
It can be easily carved and designed to create furniture and other articles.
The beauty of the wood makes it a popular choice for making musical instruments and aesthetically appealing objects.
The timber is classified as medium hardwood; it is resistant to termite attack, fungal and bacterial decay, easy to season, and takes polish beautifully.
Disadvantages of Jackfruit Wood
Thus, though not as strong as teak, jackfruit wood is considered superior to teak for furniture, construction, turnery, masts, oars, implements, and musical instruments. The wood is widely used in Sri Lanka and India and is exported to Europe.
The golden yellow timber with good grain is used for building furniture and house construction in India. It is termite-proof and is superior to teak for building furniture. The wood of the jackfruit tree is important in Sri Lanka and is exported to Europe. Jackfruit wood is widely used in the manufacture of furniture, doors, and windows, roof construction, and fish sauce barrels. The wood of the tree is used for the production of musical instruments. In Indonesia, hardwood from the trunk is carved out to form the barrels of drums used in the gamelan. Roots of older trees are highly prized for carving and picture-framing. In conclusion, jackfruit wood can also be one of your choices for making custom furniture in Kaliuda Gallery. You can also check our “8 Types of Wood and Their Characteristics” to find out more about other types of wood.