Sieanawalnut is a dense and heavy wood, superior to Teak in most strength properties. The heartwood coloration is irregular, ranges from light brown with few fine streaks to dark brown with darker bands or streaks. The wood is reasonably straight-grained, but often interlocked or irregular, with a coarse to medium texture and dull to medium luster.
The trees are widely distributed and common throughout India and Burma. The best figured timber comes from South India and Burma where tree commonly grow to about 1m in diameter.
Sieanawalnut produces a highly decorative effect which it is used intensively for furniture and cabinet making, and high-class interior joinery for paneling, doors and staircases. It is also widely use in 642-999 building and construction, harbor work and boat building.
Under tropical conditions, it is moderately durable and resistant to preservative treatment.