Easy to work despite hardness, takes a first class finish. Recommended to pre-drill holes when screwing and nailing. Tungsten carbide recommended due to rapid blunting effect on tools. Produce a great result when finished and polished.
|Wood Type||Tropical Hardwood|
|Texture||Extremely fine and even-textured with good natural luster|
|Grain Pattern||Usually straightened opaque when finished, but can be variable|
|Health Risks||Reactions uncommon, but can include eye, skin, and respiratory irritation|
|Color||Often opaque black with little grain, sap is minimal but will be pale whitish-yellow and highly contrasting to the heartwood|