Heartwood typically olive-brown, with variations in color from a reddish-brown to a to a dark blackish brown. Sapwood is yellowish-white and easily distinguished.
Grain varying from straight to irregular and sometimes interlocked.
Difficult wood to work with high cutting resistance during sawing and machining. Planes smoothly with tearout in interlocked areas. Can be difficult to glue properly and surface preparation prior to gluing is recommended.
Extremely hard and dense, with high durability and shock resistance. Low bending strength.
outdoor applications, including decking, doors, windows, boat docks, boardwalks and furniture. Also used in fine furniture and decorative veneers.
Interior and Exterior Use