||Heartwood color is purple to dark brown. Sapwood color is white to yellow
||Machining is difficult due to irregular grains, power tools required, special glue required, preboring necessary for nailing & screwing
||Gives good result after polishing. Melamine, UV and PU coating is recommended.
|Drying & treatment
||Drying is slow. Preservative treatment is moderate. Air drying is recommended. After drying gives good color effect.
||Heavy furniture, door frames, door panels & windows, structure, billiard cue butts, construction purpose, flooring, panelling, office furniture, stair work, railings etc.
||Heartwood is dull brown when freshly cut but changes rapidly to purple color, Prolonged exposure to sun rays tones down the color to dark purple – brown.