Rubber wood?is often the most misunderstood species of wood in the furniture industry. The name rubber wood invokes a variety of misconceptions as to its features and to its durability. Rubber wood (also called Para wood in Thailand) is the standard common name for the timber of Hevea brasiliensis., rubber wood is one of the more durable lumbers used in the manufacturing of today's home furnishings. As a member of the maple family, rubber wood has a dense grain character that is easily controlled in the kiln drying process. Rubber wood has very little shrinkage making it one of the more stable construction materials available for furniture manufacturing. Rubber wood is a sap producing species. In the case of maple, it is sap; in the case of rubber wood, it is latex. Rubber wood produces all the latex used in the world for all rubber based products. There is one more important feature of rubber wood that is very important in today's world. Rubber wood is the most ecologically friendly lumber used in today's furniture industry.