the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
chechem / Metopium brownei
4" x 4" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Diffuse porous with randomly spaced, small pores with vasicentric parenchyma and occasional pore multiples. Rays are present but sometimes hard to see even at 10X. Growth ring boundaries are vague, often hard to discern.
A very hard, dense wood that often has a somewhat swirly grain, it takes an excellent natural polish which has high chaytoyance. It does darken over time. For more info, see:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting --- colors will vary under other lighting conditions