|The heartwood is dull golden brown in color with variegated irregular markings and an attractive ray flecked figure on quarter sawn surfaces. It is straight grained, with a medium course texture.
Weight is around 34 lb. per sq. ft.
|Central America (Mainly Mexico)
|Salmwood, Princewood, Cyp, Solera, Canaletta, Louro
|Possesses medium strength properties in all categories and a good steam bending classification.
|Works easily with both hand and power tools, with a slight blunting effect on cutters. Can be finished smoothly and cleanly in most machining operations. Takes nails and screws well, glues, stains and polishes to a good finish.
|Moderately durable, resistant to preservative treatment and the sapwood is permeable.
|Dries easily without degradation. There is medium movement in service.
|Cabinets and furniture, decorative boxes, boat decking, vehicle bodies, light construction. Selected logs sliced for veneers suitable for paneling and furniture.
|Primarily used in a decorative roll as costs prohibit use for construction of large pieces.