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Species - Imported
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
Color: Pale cream to yellow cream; no contrast between sapwood and heartwood.
Grain: Straight, fine, uniform.
Variations Within Species And Grades: Lower grades may have darker tan/brown colors.
Sawing/Machining: Works cleanly; requires a wide set for ripping; very hard on router bits.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.
Nailing: No known problems.
Finishing: Takes finish very well. May be difficult to stain.
Comments Origin: South America
Hardness/Janka: 1500 (16% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Average (8.8; 2% less stable than Northern red oak). Very sensitive to moisture fluctuations.