COLOR: Heartwood is vivid reddish orange when freshly cut, darkening to reddish- or purple-brown or black over time. Sapwood is cream-colored. Very uniform in color.
GRAIN: Straight to interlocked; coarse texture.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 1725; 34% harder than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Excellent (change coeffi�cient .00180; 51% more stable than red oak).
DURABILITY: Average to high durability.
IMAGE FINISH:Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.