Moderate to severe blunting of tools, will gum up sandpaper due to oiliness in wood but can be polished to a high finish. Because of its high oil content, gluing can be problematic, and the wood’s color can bleed into surrounding wood when applying a finish. Turns well.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood.|
|Texture||Fine to medium texture, with good natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is usually straight or slightly interlocked.|
|Health Risks||Reported as a sensitizer; can cause skin, eye, and respirator irritation.|
|Color||Heartwood color can range from a deep brownish-purple to a light-brown. Most common is a brownish-mauve color. Clearly demarcated sapwood is a pale yellow.|