COLOR: Heartwood vartes from yellow-brown to dark golden brown; turns rich brown under exposure to sunlight. Sapwood is a lighter cream color.
GRAIN: Straight; coarse, uneven texture.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 1000; 22% softer than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Excellent (change coefficient .00186; 50% more stable than red oak).
DURABILITY: Strength values are similar to those of American oak.
IMAGE FINISH:Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.