At first, red-brown or purple-brown with light yellow-brown or purple streaks; after exposure, uniform light brown or yellow-brown.
Fine texture, interlocked, waxy or oily feel.
Dramatic shading that mellows as the floor matures.
Test all products before using them on the actual job site. Oil-modified finishes may not dry when applied over this wood if standard procedures are followed. Moisture-cure urethane, conversion varnish and waterborne finishes are generally more successful with the species.
Has been know to cause contact dermatitis.