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Kiaat is characterised of being durable, extremely stable and its easy workability. The wood works well with hand and machine tools, only moderately blunting cutters, it also has good gluing and excellent turning and carving properties which finishes well.

The wood is renowned for its great bug and termite resistance.

The heartwood is pale to dark brown, often with streaks, and distinctly separated from the pale yellow sapwood.

Kiaat is a valuable timber species which is used for carpentry, furniture manufacturing (tables, chairs, and benches), parquet flooring and veneer.

Kiaat has an impressive strength-to-weight ratio which (combined with its durability) makes it a very versatile, useful wood suitable for a great variety of applications.