Colour : Heartwood ranges from a deep, dark brown to a purplish black.
Sapwood is nearly white to tan.
Difference between heartwood and sapwood colour is great; some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed
heartwood colour into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform colour.
Grain : Mostly straight and open, but some boards have curled or curly grain. Arrangement of pores Is similar to hickories and
persimmon, but pores are smaller in size.
Hardness : 1010 (1% harder than Burmese teak)
Origin : North America