Heartwood is light to medium brown in colour. Sapwood can be very wide and tends to be beige or light brown; not always clearly or sharply demarcated form heartwood.

Medium to coarse texture similar to oak. Grain is almost always straight and regular; sometimes moderately curly or figured boards can be found.

Produces good results with hand or machine tools. Responds well to steam bending. Glues, stains and finishes well.

Used in flooring, millwork, boxes/crates, turned objects and tool handles.