I just spent a little timing looking this stuff up. From the sounds of it,,,its a fairly decent wood to work with.....might be a little hard on the bits due to high silica content. Alot of positive characteristics, takes stain well, easily worked etc. Supposed to be the fastest growing tree on the planet....really couldn't find much in the way of negatives.
If you like it,,, I'd say go for it....I'd be interested in hearing what you think of it after having worked it..
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