It is dark, with a finer texture than the African mahogany. The sapwood, reddish or yellowish grey, is clearly different from the reddish-brown heartwood that tends to get darker over time.
Specific weight: dried 690 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1400 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 590 kg / cm²
Grain: straight, often interlocked.
Texture: from fine to medium.
Treatability: little treatable.
Drying: from medium to slow, some risks of cracks and warps.
Planing: easy, except with interlocked grain that it will change the result.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Main uses: Interior and exterior joinery, furniture, flooring, windows and stairs, decorative door veneers, pianos.
||Square edged, unedged