Sapwood is gray-white. Heartwood is salmon red to orange-brown when fresh, and becomes russet or reddish brown when seasoned. Often marked with dark streaks.
Mostly interlocked. Texture is medium to rather coarse.
Moderate to high color variation.
Coating with oil-modified polyurethane may occasionally cause white spots or specks, as well as white end joints, to appear. This may be avoided by buffing in a clear oil sealer or neutral stain, then buffing on satin polyurethane.