Strong and quite heavy wood, appearance is clear, its colour varies from yellow-reddish to brown, it gets brighter after drying. The annual rings are really thin and with their brightness they give a silky aspect to the radial surfaces. There is no distinction between sapwood and heartwood.
Grain: straight, sometimes wavy;
Texture: close fine to fine.
Not very durable;
Collapse and checks due to moisture local concentrations;
Inclined to get stained during drying.
Drying: easy, mediud to quick, some risk of colouring;
Nailing and screwing: easy;
Furniture and architectural joinery;
Domestic wood ware, flooring;
Excelent turnery wood.
Tensil strength : 110 kg/cm²
Compressive strength : 540 kg/cm²
green 820 kg/m³ , dried 660 kg/ m³.