Description: It has white sapwood w/ reddish brown heart wood. It is shock resistant but not durable. The grain which is normally straight can be very irregular of wavy.
Sizes available: 4/4
Mechanical Properties: Janka side hardness 1820. Moderately stable.
Working Properties: Because of its density it has a moderate to severe blunting effect on machine tools. It has good nail holding ability, but prone to splintering. It is difficult to glue.
Durability: Sapwood liable to attck by powder-post beetles.
Uses: Hardwood flooring, chairs, bentwood furniture, striking tool handles, drumsticks, sports equipment.
The preceding information comes from "Tropical Timbers of the World", United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook Number 607, September 1984. Martin Chudnoff, Forest Products Technologist (retired), Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wis.