Canarywood heartwood color can vary a fair amount, from a pale yellow-orange to a darker reddish brown, usually with darker streaks throughout. Canarywood is easy to work with both hand and machine tools, though some tearout can occur during planing on pieces with wild or irregular grain. It has good dimensional stability and turns, glues and finishes well. Common uses include construction lumber, railroad crossties, flooring, veneers, boatbuilding, furniture, cabinetry, and turned items. Some pieces of Canarywood can be almost rainbow colored—with dark red streaks, along with the natural orange, yellow, and brown coloration. Canarywood is said to have good acoustic properties, and is sometimes used for speaker enclosures and entertainment system cabinets. Pen Blank approx. 5/8" - 3/4" square x 5" - 6" long.