Heartwood is red to reddish-brown, having straight grain with a very fine texture.  It is common to see gum pockets or pith flecks, and some creamy white sapwood is present on most boards.

Machinability: Works easily with most tools and accepts nails and screws well.  It stains fairly well, although conditioning is necessary to aid in even stain acceptance. It polishes excellently.

Density: Specific gravity .58

Thickness: 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 8/4, 10/4

Grades: Sel. & Better, Select, 1 Com.

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