Description: Heartwood color ranges from golden yellow brown to a deeper reddish brown, frequently with darker black streaks and stripes. Paler sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Grain tends to be interlocked, though it can be straight. With a fairly coarse texture and good natural luster.
Workability: Generally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though planing or surfacing interlocked grain may result in tearout, particularly on quartersawn surfaces. Glues, turns, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, musical instruments and other small speciality wood items.
Thicknesses: 4/4 and 5/4″
Widths: 6″ to 12″
Lengths: Mostly 10′
Surfacing: Skip planed