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Color: Medium to dark red-brown; darkens over time.

Grain: Fine, interlocked.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Quarter-sawn material has a ribbon-striped effect.

Hardness/Janka: Janka: 1500 (16% harder than Northern red oak).

Dimensional Stability: Above average (7.4; 14% more stable than Northern Red Oak).

Sawing/Machining: Saws easily.

Nailing: No known problems.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.

Finishing: Staining may over-darken the wood. No known finishing problems

Comments: Moderately available.

Origin: Africa

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