Grain: Is straight, also found as curly.
Figure: Color is a light red to pink which darkens with age. Sapwood is a yellowish cream color. There is no distinctive pattern from the grain.
Texture: Close firm and uniform.
Properties: The wood is very stable in use and has little to no warpage or movement. It's capable of a smooth surface. works easily with hand and power tools. Carves nicely with a clean sharp edge. Flexible enough to bend.
Uses: Good wood for hull framing and timbering. Suitable for small fittings and hull planking.