Sapwood is white with a red tinge, while the heartwood is light to dark red/brown
Straight-grained with close uniform texture
Works readily with most hand and machine tools. It has good nailing and gluing properties and can be stained to a good finish.
Heavy, strong, high in resistance to shock and highly suitable for steam bending. Good resistance to abrasive wear.
furniture, flooring, millwork, paneling, bending stock, toys and turnings