Olivewood heartwood is a cream or yellowish brown, with darker brown or black contrasting streaks. Color tends to deepen with age. Olive is sometimes figured with curly or wavy grain, burl, or wild grain. It is somewhat easy to work, though wild or interlocked grain may result in tear-out during surfacing operations. It turns superbly and glues and finishes well. Common uses include high-end furniture, veneer, turned objects, and small specialty wood items. 1.5" x 1.5" x 12" Spindle Turning Blank.