The hardwood carries a large variety of tones ranging from white to caramel, to a light tan brown. It is straight-grained with a coarse texture, and is hard, tough, and durable.
It is also made famous by his cameo in the Tarantino classic, Pulp Fiction:
-Let me ask you a question, if you don’t mind
-No, no please. Go ahead.
-Your uncle Conrad and aunt Jeannie, where they millionaires?
-No. Well, your uncle Marsellus is.
-And I’m positive that if Uncle Conrad an engine you were here they would furnish you with a whole bedroom set with your uncle Marsellus is more than happy to do. I like oak myself. That’s what I have in my bedroom.