The heartwood of Totara is an even reddish brown and the sapwood a pale brown. The growth rings are distinctive and even, and the wood has very straight grain, allowing it to be easily split along the grain. Totora wood has fine even texture and finishes well.


Totara wood is light in weight and easy to carve. Totara heartwood is useful as sleepers and outdoor landscaping timber. Although heartwood has superior wood qualities, sapwood can be used for furniture, joinery, and also for exterior woodwork. Totora heartwood is durable in the ground.

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