Veneers

All creative and design possibilities given by wood can be realized to perfection through more exacting state-of-the-art veneer production. Maximum utilization and thus most economic use of this valuable raw material is also ensured by slicing or rotary cutting the valuable wood into thin veneer leaves generally only 0.5 - 0.7 mm thick.

Plain Sycamore

Origin

Europe

Color

The sapwood of sycamore is white to light yellow, while the heartwood is light to dark brown.

Characteristics

Fine pores, scattered, noticeable wide and high wood rays.
The wood makes for a lovely contrast with other types of wood.

Application

For Furniture, Furniture Parts, Carpentry Work, Wainscoting, Flooring, Kitchen Articles and Veneer Paneling.

Red Cedar

Origin

Asia

Color

The Heart wood is red in colour.

Characteristics

Naturally resistant to insect attacks.
Having a straight grain pattern, narrow and high wood rays.

Application

For Furniture, Kitchen Cabinets and Veneer Panelling.

Macore

Origin

Wet locations in the evergreen forests of Africa (Eastern Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana)

Color

Light, pale pink to yellowish sapwood which strongly differs from the pale reddish brown to dark crimson-brown heartwood.

Characteristics

Very often popular in the veneer industry for its striped pattern owing to alternating spiral growth

Application

Sliced veneer for the Furniture Industry (Bedroom Furniture),and Doors.

White Ash

Origin

Throughout Europe (especially France, Belgium, Germany)

Color

In its natural state, the color of the ash shimmers yellowish white.

Characteristics

The ash has a particularly expressive structure thanks to the clearly visible growth rings and a crown or striped pattern with a particularly expressive structure.

Application

Ash is a popular decorative in the furniture industry and is often used for large-surface wall and ceiling panelling, as well as for built-in furniture.

Golden Maple

Origin

California, Oregon, Washington

Color

The wood is nearly white to yellowish white, yellows when exposed to light, with a fine gloss.

Characteristics

Golden Maple is always fully grained.

Application

Furniture Making and Interior Finishing.

Royal Padouk

Origin

Central and Tropical West Africa

Color

The heart wood is very distinctive, vivid blood red colour maturing to dark purple brown with red streaks. The grain is straight to interlocked, the texture varies from moderate to very coarse.

Characteristics

The wood is very dense with high bending and crushing strengths, and medium stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Exceptionally stable in service. The wood makes for lovely contrast with other types of wood.

Application

Padouk is extensively used for high class cabinets, Furniture and interior joinery.

Walnut

Origin

Hardwood forests of the eastern and central U.S., especially common in the forests of Indiana

Color

The coloring tends toward violet-brown.

Characteristics

Fine, flowery pattern or also a striped texture. Its peculiar texture gives walnut a very elegant, sleek look.

Application

Its exclusive veneer is traditionally considered well-suited to design: from Baroque and Rococo times to today used as a notably high-quality decorative wood in the furniture industry.

Golden Walnut

Origin

South East Asia.

Color

Brown to Red.

Characteristics

Extremely narrow grains and tight veneers. Availability decreasing over the years.

Application

Can be used in furniture making and panelling.

Teak

Origin

South Asia (India to Indochina and Java)

Color

The heartwood if yellow, later light to dark brown.

Characteristics

Vividly striped with black veins. Distinct marks of spring wood pores.

Application

One of the oldest types of lumber. Teak is primarily used in shipbuilding and as high-quality furniture wood for interior finishing and series- produced furniture.

Santa Maria

Origin

West Indies and Southern Mexico.

Color

Fine dark red to black.

Characteristics

Very durable timber and gives a very exotic grain pattern when used as veneers.

Application

Executive lounges, Office rooms and High end interiors.

White Oak

Origin

Europe

Color

The heartwood of White Oak is consistent tan to straw colour.

Characteristics

Extensively used for outdoor projects. It has the advantage of being durable, resistant to both to damp and insects.

Application

White oak can be used in every way imagined. From joinery, interior trim, and flooring to furniture and cabinet making. It is acquired from certified, sustainable sources.

Sapele Crown

Origin

Throughout West Africa (from Liberia to Angola, eastward to Central Africa)

Color

Initially pink, Sapele darkens in time to a deep red-brown.

Characteristics

The glossy stripes typical of Sapelli, flat slicing yields veneer with a flowery structure. Sapele enables a room to have an exotic touch of African atmosphere; can also be used as an intentional contrast to modern elements.

Application

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Golden Cedar

Origin

South east Asia.

Color

The heartwood is red to pink depending on the maturity of the tree.

Characteristics

Grains tend to be straight to cluttered, Excellent uniformity.

Application

Used in veneer panelling, Flooring and for Furniture.

Wenge

Origin

West Africa

Color

The sapwood is gray-white, the heartwood is fresh and light, later darkening to coffee brown.

Characteristics

Wenge is very decorative, with its coarse pores exhibiting light or dark filler. Slightly shimmering medullar rays are visible.

Application

Wenge is a good type of construction wood for interiors and exteriors, which is also suited to framework, parquet and veneer in interior finishing.

Indian Mahogany

Origin

South India

Color

Reddish Brown heart wood. The grain can be straight but is usually interlocked.

Characteristics

Works easily with both hand and machine tools, can be stained and polished to an excellent finish.

Application

Used for furniture, office desks, cabinet making.

Silver Oak

Origin

Australia (Queensland)

Color

Reddish-brown color with a moderately coarse even texture. Wood matures to a brownish color with age.

Characteristics

Straight grain with large rays - rays are especially visible on quarter sawn Silver oak.

Application

Furniture, Veneer Panelling.

White Beech

Origin

West and Central Europe

Color

Soft yellow to light brownish red.

Characteristics

Plain structure with fine pores scattered throughout.

Application

Beech is used for high-quality furniture up to and including avant-garde furniture. Because it is simple and easy to combine with other materials, beech is one of the most frequently used veneers. Apart from door construction, beech is also used in interior finishing.
Unobtrusive, sober, clear and self-evident, but at the same time warm, familiar and natural. A classic with a soft, sentimental feeling.

Sapele

Origin

Throughout West Africa (from Liberia to Angola, eastward to Central Africa)

Color

Initially pink, Sapele darkens in time to a deep red-brown.

Characteristics

The glossy stripes typical of Sapele, flat slicing yields veneer with a flowery structure. Sapele enables a room to have an exotic touch of African atmosphere; can also be used as an intentional contrast to modern elements.

Application

In the furniture, door and paneling sector, the classical flat- and quarter-sliced veneer is used. Sapele is an interesting alternative to light-colored oak and beech flooring in the parquet sector.

Carolina Pine

Origin

Southern United States, with Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Arkansas & Louisiana.

Color

Reddish brown.

Characteristics

Carolina Pine veneer grain is closed with high figuring.

Application

Adds an European touch to the interiors, used for panelling and in particular for Bar areas.

Eldorado

Origin

Central and South America, from Mexico to Brazil.

Color

Yellow-brown to Reddish brown.

Characteristics

The grain of Eldorado is mostly spiral and the texture fine and constant.

Application

High End Panelling, Furniture and Wardrobes.

Tiama

Origin

Africa

Color

Red to pinkish.

Characteristics

The grain of Tiama is straight and tight.

Application

High end Furniture and Panelling.

Sipo

Origin

Moist, high forests of tropical west and east Africa, specifically in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Liberia, Gabon, Uganda, Angola, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Color

Heartwood is pinkish brown, darkening in colour to a rich, red or purple brown.

Characteristics

Texture is moderately fine and the grain can range from interlocked to irregular, which will yield a wide, irregularly striped figure on quartered surfaces.

Application

Built-in furniture, Partitions and Decorative surfaces.

Steam Beech

Origin

West and Central Europe.

Color

Light Brownish Red.

Characteristics

Plain structure with fine pores scattered throughout.

Application

Steam Beech is used for high-quality furniture including avant-garde furniture. Because it is simple and easy to combine with other materials, beech is one of the most frequently used veneers.
Apart from door construction, beech is also used in interior finishing. Unobtrusive, sober, clear and self-evident, but at the same time warm, familiar and natural. A classic with a soft, sentimental feeling.

African Walnut

Origin

West Tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to Gabon.

Color

Yellowish brown and is sometimes marked with dark streaks or veins.

Characteristics

The grain of African Walnut veneer is generally interlocked, producing an attractive ribbon figure with alternating zones of darker and lighter colored wood tissue.

Application

For timeless furniture designs, the uniform grains are ideal for panelling.

American Walnut

Origin

Central United States

Color

Light greyish brown to deep chocolate brown, to an almost black purplish brown.

Characteristics

American Black Walnut veneer grain is slightly open and usually straight, but may be wavy or irregular.The texture is usually coarse, but uniform and this specie is well suited for natural finishes.

Application

American Walnut is much valued for furniture, architectural woodwork, and decorative panels.

Tiger Wood

Origin

Central United States

Color

Yellowish Brown.

Characteristics

Exotic flashes resembling the glory of a Tiger.

Application

Valued for furniture, architectural woodwork, and decorative panels.

Larch

Origin

Central Europe

Color

The sapwood is yellowish white, the heartwood is reddish brown and darkens later.

Characteristics

Clearly recognizable growth rings through the wide, dark late wood zones, as well as straight fiber growth with a fine, uniform texture.

Application

Larchwood is especially well suited for outdoor work, as for shipbuilding and bride construction. It is also used in interior and exterior construction, for doors, gates, stairs and windows. Larch is also made into veneer.

Khaya

Origin

The wet forests of West Africa.

Color

The sapwood is gray to light brown, the heartwood is sharply distinct from it, a red-brown and deep violet which tend to darken.

Characteristics

The coarse, regularly scattered pores are not very numerous. Khaya wood is generally straight grained.

Application

Owing to its large diameter, its saturated coloring and strong, uniform glossy stripes, Khaya is especially well suited to producing quarter-sliced veneer, as for door layons, built-in furniture, partitions, decorative surfaces and all kinds of wainscoting. It is also suited to interior finishing and outdoor construction, artistic cabinetmaking and furniture.

Rosewood

Origin

India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

Color

The sapwood of the East Indian Palisander is yellowish, the heartwood varies in color from golden brown to dark purple-brown and has nearly regular stripes from dark veins.

Characteristics

This wood is straight grained, intensively striped, has a uniform and medium-coarse texture, while the structure exhibits alternating spiral growth.

Application

An excellent decorative wood and veneer for valuable furniture and fine interior finishing. It is well suited for carving and turning work. Moreover, it is a special wood for musical instruments and inlay.

Koto

Origin

West Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon

Color

This wood is white-yellow to brownish yellow. The sapwood is somewhat lighter, but hardly distinguishable from the heartwood.

Characteristics

The medium-size pores are scattered and numerous. The medullary rays are very fine and identifiable in longitudinal section as variously long, thin lines.

Application

Is used in a variety of ways for veneer, plywood, interior finishing, furniture and musical instruments.

Laurel

Origin

India and Burma.

Color

Light brown with few markings to dark brown or brownish black.

Characteristics

The grain of Indian Laurel veneer is fairly straight and the texture coarse.

Application

Exotic grain patterns achieved can be used for select panelling and furniture.

Bamboo

Origin

East Asia.

Color

Light to pale brown, tends to darken.

Characteristics

The nodes/knots in bamboo, give the wood its unmistakable texture.

Application

A particularly ecological, fast-growing raw material: this wood, which is used in South and East Asia primarily for building houses and bridges, scaffolding, etc., is becoming more and more popular in the west for parquet, kitchen furniture and interior finishing.
This newcomer to the range of wood brings a touch of the Asian way of life and an exotic feel to rooms. For the Japanese, it is a symbol of soft melancholy.

Moabi

Origin

Dense forests of Equatorial Africa, often in small patches on dry or moist soils.

Color

Grey brown and well demarcated from the heartwood, which is pinkish brown, red brown, or a rich red.

Characteristics

The grain of Moabi veneer is straight, sometimes wavy, and has an attractive figure. The texture is fine and even.

Application

Extensively used for panelling, Furniture.

Zebrano

Origin

The equatorial zone of West Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, the Congo, Equatorial Guinea).

Color

Yellowish/light gray to yellow color

Characteristics

Fine, gray-brown striped pattern gives an exclusive accent. A fashionable classic: precious and vivacious, exclusive and fresh. The striped pattern gives it a fine, nearly feminine aura without appearing fragile.

Application

One of the most luxurious and most decorative kinds of wood in Africa, Zebrawood is used as decorative wood in exclusive automobiles and as a high-class surface on quality furniture. Thanks to its extravagant pattern, it accentuates the quality of luxurious interior furnishings in the form of inlays and specific elements.

Cherry

Origin

Central, Southern Europe and America.

Color

Initially a soft pink, when exposed to light the wood takes on a warm tone. Fine pores, very uniform and typically exhibiting a semi gloss.

Application

Owing to its exclusive elegance, it has been preferred for furniture since time immemorial. It is one of the types of veneer most frequently used in period furniture making. European Cherry can also be combined with lighter or darker types of wood, as well as other materials. European Cherry is used in interior finishing for all wall and ceiling paneling, doors and for furniture built into business and presentation rooms.

Anegre

Origin

West and East Africa (Congo, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola)

Color

Reddish-gray to light Yellow-brown

Characteristics

Owing to its regular anatomical structure, it frequently has a very uniform, simple texture with narrow, faint stripes. The stripes on the late wood are more or less distinct, depending on the location. Occasionally, the pattern is figured or fiddlebacked.

Application

Crown or quarter cut face veneer for serial furniture (bedrooms), veneer for furniture interiors, high-quality interior finishing and as a substitute for cherry and walnut.

Bubinga

Origin

Equatorial zone of West Africa (from Cameroon to Gabon to the Congo).

Color

The color scale ranges from pink to brown-red to violet veined.

Characteristics

A distinction is made between the plain, striped and "figured" patterns up to the particularly sought-after, dynamic pommelé.

Application

With its decorative pattern and good technical properties, Bubinga can be used for automotive interiors, in furniture making and in store building and interior finishing. Also used for inlay and for making design furniture and musical instruments.