Yellowheart heartwood color ranges from pale to golden yellow, darkening only slightly with age. The sapwood is a pale yellow/white, and the grain is usually straight, though some figured pieces may have wavy or interlocked grain. Yellowheart has a fine uniform texture and a naturally high luster.

Janka Hardness:

1,790 lbf 

Average Dried Weight:

52 lbs/ft3 (825 kg/m3)


Yellowheart is normally easy to work with hand or machine tools, though it can be more difficult if interlocked or figured grain is present. Yellowheart also has a moderate blunting effect on cutters, but glues and finishes well.