Sandalwood: The wood has historically been valued in China, particularly during the Qing Dynasty periods, and is referred to in Chinese as zitan.
Due to its slow growth and rarity, furniture made from zitan is difficult to find and can be expensive. It has been one of the most prized woods for millennia.
Distribution: Southeastern India
Grain/Texture: Grain is generally straight or slightly interlocked. With a medium uniform texture and high natural luster.
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .88, 1.01
Janka Hardness: 2,940 lbf (13,080 N)