Can be difficult to work because of high cutting resistance—saws slowly, and has a tendency to ride up over jointer knives. Also, due to its high silica content, cutting edges become severely blunted. However, the wood is stable in service, and glues, turns, and finishes well
|Colour / Appearance||Heartwood is a medium reddish brown, commonly with black streaks. Sharply defined sapwood is a pale pinkish yellow|
|Grain / Texture||Grain is straight to interlocked, with a fine, even texture and low natural luster|
|Janka Hardness||2,990 lbf (13,300 N|
|Uses||Boat building, decking, Cabinetmaking, Carvings, Flooring, Furniture, Construction, Panelling, Parquet flooring, Plywood, Posts, Railroad ties (sleepers), Tool handles, Toys, Turnery, Vats, Vehicle parts, Veneer|
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