COLOR: Cream-colored sapwood; heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 1375; 6% harder than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Excellent (change coefficient .00162; 56% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated signillcant movement in use.
IMAGE FINISH:Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.