Hard and compact wood. It has a marked difference between the very light sapwood and the dark heartwood.
Sapwood: from yellowish to pale-grey
Heartwood: greyish-brown often varied
Specific weight: dried 700 kg / m³
Grain: straight and sometimes wavy.
Static bending strength: 1010 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 523 kg / cm²
Treatability: sapwood is treatable, heartwood is a little treatable.
Drying: usually fast but with a risk of collapse.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Main uses: Interior and exterior furniture, walls, ceilings, doors and stairs, decorative veneers, carving.
||Square edged, unedged