Heartwood ranges from light to golden yellow, to orangish brown. Whitish yellow sapwood generally paler than heartwood, but not always clearly demarcated from heartwood. Frequently seen with a mottled or rippled grain pattern, resembling ripples in satin fabric, lending to its name satinwood.

It is rated as very durable regarding decay resistance, though susceptible to insect attack. Common uses include veneer, inlays, fine furniture, turned objects, and other small specialty items.

Scent: Has a faint, pleasing scent when being worked.

Price per square foot.