High silica content has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Planing and shaping may produce tearout or fuzzy surfaces. Glues and finishes well.
|Colour / Appearance||Pale pink to light brown. Color darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is grayish white|
|Grain / Texture||Grain is straight to wavy or slightly interlocked. Texture is medium, with good natural luster|
|Janka Hardness||400 lbf (1,790 N)|
|Uses||Veneer, plywood, boatbuilding, musical instruments, furniture, and interior millwork|