The yellowish-white sapwood it clearly different from the brownish heartwood. The pith rays are very evident, in particular in the radial section where they form shiny mirrors.
Specific weight: dried 760 kg / m³
Static bending strength: 1100 kg / cm²
Compressive strength: 620 kg / cm²
Sawing: fairly easy.
Drying: has to be done carefully to avoid cracks and warps.
Planing: challenging but turns out well.
Nailing and screwing: easy.
Main uses: Interior furniture, windows and doors, floorings, decorative veneers.
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