The Sapwood is thin greyish, well distinguished from the reddish heartwood. It is very suitable for exterior constructions, and every woodwork that requires a good stability.
Specific weight: dried 820 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1400 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 750 kg / cm²
Grain: irregular, often interlocked
Sawing: difficult because of its hardness and irregular grain.
Drying: very slow.
Planing: it could cause problems.
Gluing: not easy.
Nailing: pre-drilling recommended.
Finishing: it could be difficult.
Main uses: Exterior furniture, doors, stairs, flooring and coating.
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