Formal Name: Triplochiton scleroxylon
Color: Creamy-white to pale straw color with no demarcation between the sapwood and heartwood.
Workability: This light wood is very easy to work with hand and power tools, with only a slight blunting effect on cutters. Obeche takes glue well and nails easily, but has poor holding characteristics. It requires slight filling to obtain a high-grade finish. Once filled, it stains and polishes well and also takes paint well with normal primers.
Physical Properties: Low density, very low stiffness and resistance to shock, with moderate to poor steam-bending properties.
Interior/Exterior: Interior Only