The colour of the wood is a yellowish or brownish white. The annual rings are a little darker on one side than the other, and therefore distinct. They are of uniform texture, and without large medullary rays.
The wood is light and soft, easily worked and carved, only indented, not splintered, by a blow.
It should be well seasoned for two years before use. When kept dry it is tolerably durable, and not liable to swell or shrink.