Somewhat easy to work, though wild or interlocked grain may result in tearout during surfacing operations. Olive has high movement in service and is considered to have poor stability. Turns superbly. Glues and finishes well.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood.|
|Texture||Fine uniform texture with moderate natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Grain may be straight, interlocked, or wild.|
|Health Risks||Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Olive has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation.|
|Color||Heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. Color tends to deepen with age. Olive is sometimes figured with curly or wavy grain, burl, or wild grain.|