This exotic and imported hardwood is a member of the Walnut family. This wood very much resembles American Walnut.
Itís color is dark brown with a blackish striped figure. The grain is straight to wavy and the texture is rather coarse.
A good way to save a little money and still have Walnut, while not exactly the same, it is a great substitute.
This wood works easily with both hand and machine tools. Takes nails and screws well and holds joints perfectly.
It finishes cleanly and planed and sanded surfaces have a silken luster. Glues and polishes well.
Furniture - cabinetmaking - musical instruments - gun stocks - turnery - carving - veneers and marquetry.