Macadamia wood has an appearance much like lacewood/leopardwood, but has a pinkish cast and slightly different markings. The color can look like red stain with a finish. Just like lacewood or oak, the appearance of the markings changes based on the angle the wood has been cut. The wood often develops multiple defects when drying, which makes it very important to buy truly dry wood. These pieces have been kiln-dried or air dried completely.