The heartwood ranges from rich reddish browns through lighter browns and to pinkish greys. The texture is fine and even with the grain usually showing the characteristic interlocking. This is an attractive feature, particularly in exposed/polished situations such as flooring. The timber is free of gum vein. Considerable movement may be experienced when seasoning the product due to the interlocking grain.
The heartwood only has moderate durability (Class 3), limiting some external applications. Its natural waxiness sometimes causes some adhesion problems with solvent based floor finishes. The wax it contains is called arjunolic acid. Applications include heavy engineering, panelling, cladding and flooring.