Acacia is prized in furniture making for its durability and for its appearance. It has properties that make it an attractive wood when it is finished and built into fine furniture. This has a great deal to do with its grain, which is said to be "flame-like" in appearance. The wood can actually change its colour when different light is shone on it. Chatoyancy is not a common property in wood, making acacia all the more valuable for fine furniture.