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Species - Imported

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Color: Heartwood is brown when freshly cut, turning deep purple to purplish brown over time. Sapwood is a lighter cream color.

Grain: Usually straight; medium to fine texture. Presence of minerals in some boards may cause uneven coloration.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate to high color variation.








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