Abura wood shows a pink-greyish colour that varies to brown with darker stripes. It gets lighter on sapwood even though there is not a marked difference with heartwood.
Grain: straight; sometimes helicoidal;
Texture: quite fine and uniform.
Occasionally rot heart or yellow stains;
Considerably vulnerable to wood-boring insects.
Sawing: easy, but with special care to the silica content which wears down the saws;
Drying: from medium to quick, some risk of warp and checks;
Planing: to take into considartion the silica content;
Nailing and screwing: easy;
Tensil strength : 52 N/mm2;
Compressive strength : 95 N/mm2.
Specific weight :
green 700 kg/m³ , dried 440 kg/ m³