Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful wood species. A timeless choice. Ranges from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Can sometimes have a grey, purple or reddish accents. Sapwood is blonde in color. Softer than other hardwoods so not usually recommended for a high traffic area.
Janka Hardness scale: moderate 1010
Staining ability: Good
Available in over 20 styles, in solid and engineered.