Description of wood: Heartwood pale pinkish-brown. Sapwood creamy but not always very distinct from the heartwood. Texture relatively fine. Grain usually straight but fast growth logs can have quite a lot of spiral grain around the pith.
Dry density kg/m3: 430
Workability: Easy to work. Glues and nails satisfactorily.
Use: Joinery, oars, sounding board for musical instruments, masts, spars, boat building. Because of it’s relatively high strength to density ratio is has been a favoured species for light aircraft construction.
Availability: Scarce (IN STOCK NOW….28 JUNE 2012)