Grain – Typically interlocked and sometimes irregular.
Texture – Medium.
Strength – Slightly lower than European Beech or Teak.
Weight – 660 kg/m³
Ease Of Drying – Dries well and fairly rapidly without much degrade. Little splitting or distortion occurs but there is some tendency for stick marks to appear during drying.
Movement In Service – Small.
Preservative Treatment – Extremely Resistant.
- Machining – Machines with medium ease, interlocked grain can affect machining.
- Sawing – Satisfactory.
- Planing – Can be planed with a reduction of cutting angle to 15 degrees.
- Blunting effect on cutters – moderate but severe when stone deposits exist.
- Nailing – Satisfactory.
- Gluing – Satisfactory.
- Staining and Polishing – Good when filled.