Veneer Index

(Quartered figure) Afrormosia is a West African species that is similar in structure and color to teak but not oily.

Afrormosia is commonly quarter sliced. Availability may be limited.
Amboyna burls are logged in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Amboyna burls are one of the most highly prized and expensive burls in today’s market.

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Highly figured quarter cut andiroba from South and Central America is an exciting new veneer to the aviation industry. Deep red color with dramatic figure characterizes this species.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Cut
Quarter Cut
Fiddle Back Figure
Quarter Cut
Fiddle Mottle Figure
Anegre (anigre) is a light colored species that will range in color from yellow to tan. These large African logs can be flat cut or quarter sliced. Special logs with strong figure and consistent color are most valuable.

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Flat Cut
Flat Cut Figure
Flat Cut Pecky
Figure
Quarter Cut
Olive Ash Burl
White Ash Burl
White Ash Cluster
Burl
Tamo Figure
Varieties of ash are logged from North America, Europe and Asia. Ash is light in color usually with a strong grain pattern. The most valuable logs are large and consistent with minimal defects. Special logs can be plain or highly figured.

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European aspen has a beautiful satin patina in silver and tan tones. Quarter cut figured wood is most desirable.

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Avodire is an African wood with silky tan luster and often a mottled or roll type figure. This light colored wood will darken with age.

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Flat Cut
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut
European beech is a light pinkish-brown with tight interlocking grain and fine texture. Flat cut, quartered, figured, and non-figured logs are usually available. Dark mineral streaks are a common defect found in European beech.

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Birdseye maple is one of the most highly used veneers in the aviation industry. Logging of these logs from northeast United States and Canada is seasonal and availability can be sporadic, especially in the highest-grade veneer. With multiple characteristics of veneer color, eye density, eye size, eye shape, and background figure possible, matching logs or specific veneer character is difficult.

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Pommele
Pommele
Pommele
Bosse is often called African cedar. Often rotary cut, these logs can produce veneer with strong pommele figure. Color will range from light tan into red tones. Inconsistency of figure is a common occurrence in this species.

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Flat Cut Pommele
Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Waterfall
Waterfall
Waterfall
Bubinga (kevanzingo) is a West African species that has many different cuts, figures, and grain patterns. The veneer is pink to dark red with interlocking grain. Logs are large with many fairly consistent flitches in each log. Pommele bubinga is considered the most valuable.

Bubinga with a strong wide figure crossing each veneer leaf is sometimes called “waterfall bubinga.” Blue or purple staining in the veneer is a common defect in bubinga. Leaves can be wide and the highest quality veneer is consistent in color, grain, and figure.

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Camphor burl is a deep red burl from Asia. Large high quality burls are rare but logs do occasionally become available.
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Blister
Marble
Veneer quality cedar is usually logged from Central or South America. The veneer is usually in light red tones and may exhibit figures from blistered pommele to fiddle back. Occasionally, logs with strong contrasting marbled figure are sliced.

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Chen is generally yellow to cream in color with tight grain. This very soft wood may have a subtle striped appearance.
Flat Cut
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut
Flat Cut Figured
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Flat Cut Figured
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
North American cherry is one of the premium domestic species. Although somewhat rare, the highest quality logs are consistent in color and grain with minimal defects like knots and mineral. Flat cut or quarter sliced veneer that is plain or figured is usually available from veneer mills.

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Chestnut burl is similar in texture and grain to oak burl. Large burls with good sequence are rare, but high quality logs do occasionally become available.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Cut
Quarter Cut Figured
Ebony is a veneer from Southeast Asia noted for its hardness and spectacular dark patterns. Most flat cut and quartered logs have a striped appearance with contrasting black and reddish to yellow accent colors. Quartered logs are usually small with limited sequences. Large marbled flat cut logs are occasionally available. Totally black African ebony is very rare. High quality ebony logs are very expensive.

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Premium logs today were classified as merely good logs just 5 years ago! Demand and limited availability has kept the price at the highest level.

The grain in the veneer today may contain silica. Small logs that can be used for accents are much more available.
Flat Cut
Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Marble Figured
Flat Cut
Quarter Cut Tigerwood
Quarter Cut Birdseye Figured
Quarter Cut Marble Figured
Etimoe is an African species with a multitude of colors, grain patterns, and figures. Brown and red tones are the most common colors. Figure patterns can range from tight fiddleback to a wild marbled grain called tigerwood.

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Pommele
Pommele
Quarter Cut Figured
Pommele
Burl
Quarter Cut Figured
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Quarter Cut
Quarter Cut Figure
Frake is a type of limba with wild contrasting color in the heartwood. Color is gold tones with contrasting brown streaks occasionally with figure crossing each leaf. Staining this veneer can simulate marbled ebony or rosewood.

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Quarter Figure
Quarter Figure
Gaboon, sometimes called okoume, is a West African species with tight grain in pleasing pink to reddish red tones. High quality logs often have dramatic angular block figures with satin luster.

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Samples can be obtained by calling or emailing any of our project specialists.
Birch burl is often called Karelian burl. Large high quality logs are extremely rare and very expensive. Even the highest quality logs can be somewhat inconsistent in burl, figure, and color.

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Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Koa is a wood logged only in Hawaii. Logging of this species is highly regulated and high quality logs are not always available. Quarter figured logs in the red brown tones are most prized. Koa is noted for its luster and unique grain patterns.

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Kosipo is similar to sapele in grain but slightly darker in color. High-grade quarter cut veneer sometimes produces a wavy quilted pattern.

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Large Flake
Small Flake
Small Flake
Small Flake
Lacewood, commonly called silky oak, is noted for the strong flake pattern on the surface of the veneer. Lacewood is primarily logged in Australia but the species can be found in South America. Color will range from light pink to orange tones. Usually, the pattern of flake is rather inconsistent across the leaf and through each flitch. Leaf widths are usually less than eight inches.

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Flat Cut
Flat Cut Figured
Flat Cut
Quarter Cut
Quarter Cut
East Indian laurel has heartwood from light brown to dark brown usually with a pattern of irregular streaks in the grain. Although similar to European walnut, it would be far less available in today’s market.

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Limba (afara) is a straw colored West African species. The highest quality logs are quarter sliced and figured but availability may be limited.

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Madrona burl comes from logs cut in the United States and Canada near the Pacific Ocean. The pink to reddish brown heartwood is smooth and fine grained. Variation in color and purple tint is common in many burls. This veneer is frequently dyed in Italy to a more consistent color. Dyed veneers, however, are very light sensitive and rapidly will evolve to unpredictable and splotchy colors.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Cut Figured
Drape Figured
Stripe
Quarter Cut
Quarter Cut Figured
Plumpudding Figure
Honduran
Quarter Cut Figured
Blonde
Mahogany is a species of wood harvested in many tropical areas of the world. African mahogany or khaya is most available and comes in many grades. Clean highly figured veneer is most valuable. Mahogany from Central and South America is generally lighter in color and some special logs deserve high appraisal.

Crotch mahogany that is sliced from major branches in the trunk can be veneer treasure. Some crotch logs can exceed six feet in length.

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Flat Cut Figure
Quarter Cut Figured
Pommele Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Pommele Figure
Quarter Cut Figured
Flame Figure
Pommele Figure
Quarter Cut Figured
Flame Figured
Makore Crotch
Makore is a species logged from western Africa. Makore veneer has a great diversity of cuts and figures available in high grade. Logs are large and might be considered on of the most consistent veneers available. Color can range from light red tones to darker tints.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Cut
Burl
Birdseye
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Cluster Burl
Maple will often have sugar or mineral streaks in the grain. Color can range form white to yellow or pink tones. Figured and non-figured logs are usually avaiable.

Large exquisite burl logs are very rare. Color and range from light yellow to red tones with some two-tone sequences. Cluster burls can have strong muscle or figure between the clusters.

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Mappa burl is a veneer from European black poplar. Background color will range from white into yellow and pink tones with the burls commonly in reddish brown color. Mappa is very porous and will require filling. Very large leaf dimension is possible with this species.

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Movingue is an Africa species that is similar in color to satinwood from Asia. Quarter figured veneer is most common and high quality veneer is usually available.

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Mozambique is the same as ovangkol and is logged in western Africa. The veneer is a rich golden brown with strong contrasting grain. Quarter figured logs are most available but quality flat cut logs are occasionally sliced.

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Myrtle burl is commonly called laurel burl or California laurel. This west cost species has greenish brown heartwood with generous outer sap veneer. The pale yellow sapwood veneer is often separated from the darker inner material although both veneers are valuable. Because burls are rotary cut, sequences will often have distinct 2-tone patterns. Myrtle burl will often have muscle or figure intertwined with the burls.

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Nyatoh is a South American veneer with a very limited supply in aviation grade. When special quarter figured logs do become available, the unique color and dramatic figure is compelling.

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White Oak
Flat Cut Figure
White Oak
Quarter Cut Figure
Red Oak
Flat Cut Figure
Oak Burl
White Oak
Flat Cut Figure
White Oak
Riff Cut
Brown Oak
Quarter Cut
Oak Burl
Many varieties of oak trees from North America and Europe are generally divided into red or white oak veneer. Slicing method will dramatically affect the patterns seen in the veneer leaves. Quarter sliced oak can show a strong flake pattern while rift cut will have straight uniform grain. Figured veneer ranging from mild to wild is available as well as non-figured veneers. Colors can range from light biscuit to mild pink tones.

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Olive ash burl is veneer sliced from logs growing in the Mediterranean region of Europe. These burls are active with contrasting patterns of grain, figure, and burls swirling across each leaf.

Patterns rapidly evolve through each veneer sequence creating panels that change character dramatically through the aircraft. As with most burl species, large logs with sequence and character are becoming increasingly rare in today’s market.

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Paldao comes from islands of the Southeast Asia. The veneer is usually available in quarter or flat sliced patterns. The heartwood is in brown tones with dark streaks in the interlocking grain. Leaf width will be narrower in quarter cut veneer compared to flat cut logs.

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Swiss pear is noted for its warm light red tones and fine grain. Matching color form one log to another is difficult. Flat cut and quartered veneers with and without figure are usually available.

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Planetree burl comes from European trees similar to American sycamore. The burl is usually a tight pattern in the red or orange tones. The texture of the veneer is similar to leather.

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Red Gum Quarter Figure
Red Gum Quarter Figure
Red Gum Quarter Figure
Red gum comes from southern United States and figured veneer can produce unique special panels. The wild contrasting heartwood will range from pink into brown tones with dramatic grain patterns. Creamy sapwood is usually present in the flitches, which can add another design element to the panels if requested.

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Redwood burl comes from the redwood trees of western United States. Logs marketed in Europe are called vavona burl.

The veneer color can range from light reddish brown into dark purple-red tones with variation of color common in each flitch. Two-tone sequences are not uncommon. Quality logs will have large dimension leaves in good sequence. The veneer is relatively soft and should be sanded carefully.

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Brazilian rosewood or jacaranda is the most prized of all the “rosewood” species. Although this veneer is very limited in production today, quality logs are available in the United States at prices that exceed most burl species.

These logs are flat cut with dramatic contrasting grain and unique character.

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Brazilian Rosewood is usually dark red to purple. Large consistent logs are availabe. Silca my be present in the grain.

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Santos rosewood comes from South America with logs ranging in color dark red to yellow-brown tones. Veneer is tight grained with strong contrast in color common in most logs. Flat cut veneer is most common but most logs available today are relatively small. Grain patterns will rapidly evolve through each flitch.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Figure
Striped
Pommele
Sapele is a veneer logged in tropical Africa and is available in many cuts, grain patterns, and figures. Logs are large and are often divided into many flitches. Heartwood color will range from medium to dark reddish-brown tones. Quarter sliced veneer often will have narrow or wide striped patterns in the grain often with figure crossing each leaf. Veneer leaf width will narrow in quarter sliced veneer and can commonly exceed sixteen inches in some rotary sliced pommele logs. Grain and figure patterns are usually fairly consistent within each flitch for this species.

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High quality sen logs come from northern Japan, although the species is logged in other parts of Asia. The veneer has a strong grain in a pleasing light brown color. Figured and non-figured logs are usually available although the highest grade veneer may be limited.

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English sycamore or harewood is not related to North American sycamore but rather is more closely related to North American maple. The heartwood is white to creamy white and may be figured or non-figured. Large logs with consistent grain, vivid figure, and free of major defects produce veneer considered the finest light color wood in the world.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Cut
Teak is logged in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. The veneer is golden brown often with darker streaks in the grain. Flat cut and quarter sliced veneer is usually available with figured wood less obtainable from today’s suppliers.

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Flat Cut
Quarter Cut
European
Quarter Figure
Australian
Quarter Figure
Flat Cut Figured
Quarter Cut Figured
Crotch
Australian
Quarter Figure
Black Walnut from North America is probably the most prized dark veneer from this continent. The color of the veneer can vary from chocolate brown to the more typical purplish-brown. This veneer will age to a deep rich brown color with exposure to light. Flat cut and quarter sliced veneer is always available but as with most species, the highest quality logs are limited especially in larger sequences. Figured veneer as well as non-figured logs in the highest grade are always in great demand in today’s market. Occasionally, walnut crotch sequences are sliced but are usually small with limited veneer quantity.

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European walnut burl is similar to domestic walnut burl in pattern and rich character, but differ in subtle color tones. European walnut burl logs tend to be lighter in color with contrasting gray-brown tones. There should be no doubt that European walnut burl can rival the finest domestic walnut burl in every way.

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Walnut burl logs are primarily from California. Only when the logs are sliced into veneer can the grade, sequence characteristics, and total footage be determined. The highest-grade logs have tight burl, great sequence, and deep rich colors. Logs with burl patterns isolated by swirling grain offer considerable variation in character for interior design.

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Samples can be obtained by calling or emailing any of our project specialists.
Pricing is always dependent on the project size and grade requirements. White ash burls usually have considerable grain and figure with the burl patterns. Knots and small defects are commonly repaired with plugs or wood filler.

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Zebrawood or zebrano is one of the more distinctive woods from Africa. The light golden color with striped dark veins defines this species. Quarter sliced veneer is more common than flat cut and figured logs do occasionally become available.

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