Appearance: Color is medium red-brown, with lighter red to purple veins. The grain is typically straight. Fine pores are diffused throughout the wood, which often contain a reddish gum. Texture is usually medium, and surface is highly lustrous. It is often found with a variety of figuring.
Workability: It is general very workable. At times silica is found in the wood which can be hard on your tools. It also tends to be very resinous which can complicate glue-up applictions. Excellent polishing qualities. Turns great. Wood with figuring can suffer from tearout during planing and turning operations. Very dense.
Common Uses: Boat building, fine furniture, tool handles, figured veneer, flooring, tabletops and handles. Found in some very high end, solid guitar applications.
SRH Stock: In addition to the stock listed below we have some “slab” stock that can be seen in our Specialty Woods Section.
Widths: 6″ to 11″
Lengths: Mostly 10′
Surfacing: Skip planed