Figure: The wood varies from an even reddish brown to variegated streaks of charcoal gray and dark brown. When cut into small timbering, the figure is lost.
Texture: Uniform and moderatley fine. Similar to soft Maple.
Properties: An all around excellent working wood. It takes a smooth lustrous surface. Machines and carves with good results. The wood is strong and can be cut down to delicate parts.
Uses: A good wood for hull timbering, deck beams and framing. The wood will make a nice decorative planking.