The sapwood is creamy white and may be streaked,
with the heartwood varying from pale yellowish
brown to olive green. The green color in the
heartwood will tend to darken on exposure to
light and turn brown. The wood has a medium
to fine texture and is straight-grained; has
a comparatively uniform texture.
A versatile wood that is easy to machine, plane,
turn, glue and bore. It dries easily with minimal
movement in performance and has little tendency
to split when nailed. It takes and holds paint,
enamel and stain exceptionally well.
A medium density wood with low bending, shock
resistance, stiffness and compression values,
with a medium steam-bending classification.
Excellent strength and stability.
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Wood Species copy courtesy
(c) 2001, Hardwood Manufacturers Association