Color: Dark reddish brown.
Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate color variation.
Hardness/Janka: Janka: 2200; (71% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Above average (6.2; 28% more stable than red oak).
Sawing/Machining: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended.
Nailing: No known problems.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.
Finishing: Oil residue may be a problem. This can be eliminated by wiping with the appropriate 100% pure (not recycled) solvent before the sealer is applied.
Comments: Potential for respiratory/allergic reactions.
Origin: South America