Color: Wide range from pinks to burgundy reds; regrowth timber may be a pale straw color with pink highlights. Colors mute over time and darken to a medium brown-red.
Hardness (Janka): 2023 (57% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Data not available.
Sawing/Machining: Very hard—carbide blades and bits required.
Sanding: No known problems.
Nailing: Pre-drilling and hand-nailing may be preferred.
Finishing: No known finishing problems.