Tends to be difficult to work due to its high density. Kingwood has a moderate blunting effect on cutters, and tearout can occur during planing if interlocked grain is present. Can be difficult to glue due to natural oils and high density. Turns very well and takes a high polish.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood.|
|Texture||Fine, uniform texture and a high natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain is usually straight; occasionally interlocked.|
|Health Risks||Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Kingwood has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation, as well as pink eye.|
|Color||Heartwood is a dark purplish or reddish brown with darker black streaks. Sapwood is a pale yellow.|