Figure: A creamy white with a pink tint. The grain pattern appears as narrow lines.
Texture: The wood is soft with a moderately fine to medium texture.
Properties: A tough strong wood, stable in use. When cut, the surface tends to be a bit fuzzy, but careful sanding will bring the surface to a smooth finish. The wood works well with hand and power tools, sands easily.
Uses: For masting and spars. The wood can also be used for heavy timbering, bulkheads, structural members and framing.