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The timber works easily, but because of frequent knots tends to tear out during planing. The wood can be stained and polished, but tends to split in nailing

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Data sheet

Colour / Appearance The sapwood is narrow and creamy-white in colour, and the heartwood is purplish or pinkish-red when freshly cut, becoming a uniform reddish-brown colour after drying
Grain / Texture The wood is soft with a fine even grain, and it can be whittled easily, making it the standard wood for lead pencils
Janka Hardness 890 lbf (3,960 N)
Uses The fragrant, aromatic wood is also used for pencils, cigar boxes, linen and blanket chests, ship building, coffins, panelling and interior trim