Formal Name: Pericopsis elata
Color: Sapwood is narrow and golden light brown in color and clearly demarcated from the orange-brown heartwood. The heartwood tends to be lightly streaked and turns a brownish-yellow with exposure to light and air.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though surfacing boards with interlocking grain may cause tearout. Turns, glues, stains and finishes well. Can cause slight blunting on cutting edges. There can be development of dark stains if left in contact with iron in damp conditions.
Physical Properties: Dense, strong wood with high bending strength, medium stiffness and high crushing strength. Has moderate blunting effect on cutting edges. Moderate steam-bending properties.
Interior/Exterior: mostly interior but is suitable for exterior use