||Heartwood color is dark brown to black. Sapwood color is white to yellowish and clearly differentiated. Grains are straight, texture is fine.
||Difficult to saw with hand tools. Machine sawing gives good result. Properly sharped tools required. TCT cutters recommend. Planing is very easy and gives excellent results. Preboring is required for nailing and screwing.
||Fine sanding and buffing gives very good finishing.
|Drying & treatment
||Drying speed is very slow, wax coating is needed on cross section.
||Inlay decoration, gift items, musical instruments, decorative handles, drum sticks, piano keys, walking sticks.
||It is a very hard wood and very much durable. Wavy grains give very good quilted and croach figure in decorative veneer.