Description of wood: Heartwood varies from rich red to reddish-brown, with a fine, straight, close grain with narrow brown pith flecks and small gum pockets. Texture smooth
Dry density kg/m3: 580
Workability: Good wood bending properties, low stiffness and medium strength and resistance to shock loads. Works easily with both hand and power tools with only moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. It nails, glues, stains and takes and excellent polish. Excellent turnery and carving wood.
Use: Furniture, cabinet making, high-class joinery, boat interiors, pattern making, tobacco pipes, turnery and carving.