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Species - Imported
Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish
Color: Pale straw with occasional pinkish high-lights, tan colors, some medium gray/brown colors; over time overall color variation is muted with an ambering of the straw colors to darker tan.
Grain: All riftsawn.
Variations: Within Species And Grades: Even range of color shadings.
Sawing/Machining: Cuts easily; some splintering when routing.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.
Nailing: No known problems.
Finishing: No known finishing problems.
Comments Has an oily feel. Respiratory and dermatological allergic potential. Origin: Asia
Hardness/Janka: 1350 (5% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Data not available.