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Why Narra Wood is So Expensive

Why Narra Wood is So Expensive

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Narra wood, renowned for its stunning beauty and remarkable durability, is highly sought after in woodworking and furniture making. This exquisite wood, native to the Philippines, is known for its rich, reddish-brown color and fine grain, making it a favorite among artisans and craftsmen. But why is Narra wood so expensive? To understand the factors driving its price, we need to explore the world of narra trees, their uses, conservation efforts, and the legal framework surrounding their protection. What is Narra Tree The narra tree, scientifically known as Pterocarpus indicus, is a majestic hardwood species endemic to Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. In the Philippines, it is often called the "Philippine mahogany" due to its remarkable similarity to mahogany in terms of its color, ...