Heartwood ranges from a deep,
rich dark brown to a purplishblack. Sapwood is nearly white to tan.
Difference between heartwood and sapwood is great; some manufacturers
stean the wood to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood.
Mostly staight and open, but some boards have burled or curly grain.
Hardness: 1010 Janka Table, 22% softer than Northern red oak Durability:
Moderately dense, very strong