It has a medium to coarse texture and a straight to interlocked grain, which can yield a striped or roe figure
. The wood finishes well and has a lustrous quality.
Some of the very attractive figures found include: pommele sapele with its dappled and blistered figure, bee's wings and a roe figure
- all visible when quarter cut.
Incorrect ROA and ROE figures
appeared in a list of banks in the Oct.