This wood has good mechanical properties and despite its moderate hardness, it is quite durable. It is easy to process, cutting is done without difficulties, but due to the high concentration of calcium carbonates it dampens the cutting means very quickly. It is screwed and nailed easily and adjusts better after surface preparation. In order to be painted correctly, surface preparation and filling of wood pores is required. It responds well to planing and finishing.
It is used in the manufacture of furniture, in particular of laboratory benches, as it is very resistant to chemical reagents. It is also used in the construction of floors, stairs, boats and ships. It is used well outdoor, especially in exterior frames, but also for the construction of ports. It is also used as a decorative veneer and in wall coverings.