COLOR: Sapwood is gray-white; heartwood is salmon red to orange-brown when fresh, and becomes rus�set or reddish brown when seasoned; often marked with dark streaks.
GRAIN: Mostly interlocked; texture is medium to rather coarse.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 2350; 82% harder than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Average (change coefficient .00300; 19% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use.
DURABILITY: Dense and very strong.
IMAGE FINISH:Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.