Color is jet black with some gray streaking, younger trees yield a beautiful brown and black tiger stripe. Straight grained with some interlocking, has a very fine texture. Prone to checking and cracking, severe blunting of tools. Glues well, should be pre-bored before screwing or nailing. Polishes to a very high finish produce an excellent result.
|Wood Type||Tropical exotic hardwood|
|Texture||Fine, uniform texture and good natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Generally straight grain.|
|Health Risks||Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.|
|Color||Heartwood is a pale straw color, with darker black streaks throughout; some pieces may be predominantly black rather than white. Sapwood is a paler white color, not always clearly defined.|