The wood is extremely dense, strong and hard, although it is considered to have moderate to low stability to seasonal changes. Allergies/toxicity: Generally, the most common reactions include simple eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation. Machinability: Difficult to process due to its extremely high density. Wears cutting tools. Due to the high oil content of this wood, it can sometimes cause sticking problems. It has a good finish and polishes well.