This is a hard, heavy, dense wood. It has a very high crushing and bending strength, and is very good for steam bending. It will have a moderate to severe blunting effect on tools. Good for gluing, painting, sanding, staining and varnishing, it takes a high polish. The tannin content may corrode ferrous metals.
Avg Dry Wgt : 45 lbs/ft3 (720 kg/m3) | Janka Hardness : 1360lbf (6050 N) | Specific Gravity : 0.72
Texture : course
Grain Pattern : Usually straight
Health Risk : Sneezing, dermatitis
Color : Tan to deep brown
Wood Type : Temperate Hardwood