Overall, Tambootie has good working characteristics, and despite its high density, responds well to machining operations. However, blunting effect on cutters is medium to severe. Also, because of the presence of natural oils, the wood can be difficult to sand. Glues, turns, and finishes well, able to take on a high natural polish.
|Wood Type||Exotic hardwood.|
|Texture||Fine, even texture with high natural luster.|
|Grain Pattern||Straight grain (though occasionally it can be wavy).|
|Color||Color ranges from a golden brown to a darker reddish brown, often with black streaks throughout. Pale yellow sapwood sharply demarcated from heartwood.|