Heartwood is medium to dark reddish-brown. Quartered surfaces show a ribbon stripe figure. Has an interlocking grain with a fine texture.
Machinability: Machines relatively well, although the interlocking grain is susceptible to tear-out. Holds nails and screws well. Care is required when staining because of the interlocked grain, but it is excellent for polishing.
Density: Specific gravity of .62
Thickness: 4/4, 6/4, 8/4
Grades: Sel. & Better