What Is a Wood Monkey Pod?


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Monkey pod is a kind of tree used for its wood as well as for fruit and as a source of shade. Monkey pod wood is valued for being durable and easy to work.

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Among other things monkey pod wood is utilized for building homes. Monkey pod resists rot and insect infestation very well, making it a good choice for building support structures in houses. It is also used to produce souvenir bowls for the Hawaiian tourist trade. Monkey pod is native to Hawaii and is often used as a craft wood there, in part because it does not shrink very much when dried, allowing it be worked while still green and unprocessed. Monkey pod wood is also used to produce furniture, veneer and musical instruments, such as ukuleles.

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