Color: Can vary from light yellowish tan with green overtones to almost blackish brown; exhibits a large range of coloration when freshly milled; darkens over time.
Grain: Fine to medium; straight to very irregular.
Variations Within Species and Grades: Color and graining vary substantially; not affected by exposure to light.
Hardness/Janka: 3680; 185% harder than Northen red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Average (7% more stable than red oak).Durability: Among the highest off all timber worldwide.