Generally straight grained, sometimes interlocked, with a fine even texture. Creamy white sapwood and vibrant purple heartwood that turns to dark-purplish brown with exposure to light. Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good decay resistance and stability in service. Steam-bends moderately well. Pre-drilling required for screws and nails. Glues easily and polishes well with no staining required.
4/4 Select grade, random widths, planed. We also have 8/4.