|Rich purple brown to deep purple in color and becomes dark brown with age. Grains are interlocked, figure is attractive. Growth rings are prominent. Texture is medium to coarse.
|Its hard but not difficult to saw, plane or shape, TCT cutters with slow feeder is recommended for smooth finish
|Polish gives good result. Only fine sanding and buffing also gives good finish and antique look.
|Drying & treatment
|Dries at a very low speed, air drying required by applying end coating with wax. Color of timber improves during drying.
|High quality furniture, figured veneer, flooring, panelling, tool handles, musical instruments, sports equipment, piano keys, toys, walking stick, decorative items, carving, engraving, antique furniture etc.
|It is one of the best timber for furniture and highly durable.
|Shishu, Black Shishu