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Dec 2003 - I got this piece of wood on the internet. It is generally straight grained, sometimes interlocked, with a fine even texture. Creamy white sapwood and vibrant purple heartwood that turns to dark-purplish brown with exposure to light. Very heavy, hard, strong, and stiff with good decay resistance and stability in service. Steam-bends moderately well. Uses include inlay, marquetry, furniture, cabinets, flooring, turnery, carving, outdoor construction, chemical vats (very acid resistant), filter press plates, diving boards, and boat building.