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Specie Latin Name Cut Origin Properties
AlderAlnus glutinosaCrown
Quarter
Europe & AsiaDarkish red-brown colour without lustre. Often marked with dark fine streaks. Colour: Mid-Brown

AnegreAningeriaCrown
Quarter
AfricaReddish-grey to light yellowish-brown, and fine grained. Colour: Beige

Anegre FiguredAningeriaCrown
Quarter
AfricaFeatures pronounced and beautiful markings, with a silky lustre. Very decorative when the figuring occurs at a 90 degree angle. Colour: Beige

AppletreeEurope Colour: Red

AshFraxinus excelsiorCrown
Quarter
EuropeDistinctive regular grain, yellow-white in colour, with a coarse texture. Colour: Pale

Ash BurrFraxinus excelsiorEuropeCluster-type burr, with burr zones linked with one another by wild textures. Colour: Pale

Ash OliveFraxinus excelsiorCrown
Quarter
EuropeThe name refers to the colouring of the heartwood, which shows as dark brown streaks alternating with the usual yellow wood colour, and gives a decorative and dramatic character to the wood. Colour: Beige

Ash Olive, BurrFraxinus excelsiorCrown
Quarter
EuropeThe name refers to the colouring of the heartwood, which shows as dark brown streaks alternating with the usual yellow wood colour, and gives a decorative and dramatic character to the wood. Colour: Mid-Brown

AspenPopulus tremuloidesCrown
Quarter
North AmericaCream-grey to pale biscuit, with a fine texture. Colour: Beige

AvodireTurraeanthus africanusQuarter
AfricaPale yellow with natural lustre, darkening to a golden-yellow colour. The grain is regular, but often wavy and interlocked, producing a beautiful mottled figure. Colour: Beige

BambooChina Colour: Beige

BambooChina Colour: Pale

Beech, SteamFagus sylvaticaCrown
Quarter
EuropeReddish-brown in colour, with a fine even texture. Colour: Beige

Beech, WhiteFagus sylvaticaCrown
Quarter
EuropeWhite to cream white in colour, with a fine even texture. Colour: Pale

BirchBetulaEuropeYellowish-white in colour and plain. Colour: Pale

Birch, Curly, QuiltedBetulaEuropeDecorative figuring on veneer caused by grain deviations Colour: Beige

Birch, MasurBetulaEuropeA beautiful grain deviation with irregular dark markings much sought after. Colour: Beige

BubingaGuibourtiaCrown
Quarter
AfricaBrown to violet-red with pink or red veining. A decorative and colourful appearance Colour: Beige

Buinga, PommeleGuibourtiaAfricaHighly decorative swirly grain in the full length. Colour: Beige

Cedar Of LebanonCedrusQuarter
EuropeReddish-brown wood with medium-coarse texture and straight grained Colour: Beige

Cedar, Western RedThuja plicataQuarter
North AmericaReddish-brown tone, which weathers in time to silver-grey. Coarse-textured. Colour: Mid-Brown

ChenchenAntiaris toxicariaQuarter
AfricaWhite to yellowish-grey in colour, with straight to interlocked grain, and a medium to coarse texture. Colour: Beige

Cherry, AmericanPrunus serotinaCrown
North AmericaThe colour varies from reddish-brown to a rich red, with a fine, straight, close grain. Colour: Red

Cherry, EuropeanPrunus aviumCrown
Quarter
EuropeWarm, reddish-orange colour, becoming more attractive and warmer over time. Regular grained, with a fine, even texture. Colour: Beige

Chesnut Smoked, fumed Colour: Beige

Chestnut, CrownCastanea sativaCrown
EuropeYellow to dark brown in colour, resembling oak in appearance. Colour: Beige

Chestnut, QuarteredCastanea sativaQuarter
EuropeYellow to dark brown in colour, resembling oak in appearance. Colour: Beige

EbonyDiospyrosCrown
Quarter
South AsiaBlack wood streaked with grey-brown or red-brown bands, and with a distinct decorative sheen. The grain is usually straight, but sometimes wavy. Colour: Beige

Elm, BurrUlmus carpinifoliaEuropeVery decorative wood, becoming more and more scarce. Light to dark brown in colour, with a fine-eyed burr and a wavy texture. Colour: Red

Elm, EuropeanUlmusCrown
Quarter
EuropeChocolate brown colour with cross-grained character and a coarse texture. Colour: Mid-Brown

Elm, RedUlmus fulvaCrown
Quarter
North AmericaRegular or occasionally interlocked grain, with a coarse texture. Pale reddish-brown in colour. Colour: Mid-Brown

EtimoeCopaifera salikoundaCrown
AfricaRed brown sometimes with a reddish stripe. The grain is regular to interlocked and the texture is fine and even. Colour: Mid-Brown

EucalyptusEucalyptusQuarter
EuropeA mixture of colours, grey to pinkish green, often with a stripy interlocked grained Colour: Beige

Eucalyptus Smoked, fumed, figured Colour: Beige

HemlockTsuga heterophyllaQuarter
North AmericaCream colour, lustrous wood with a fine even texture. Colour: Beige

IrokoChlorophora excelsaQuarter
AfricaGolden brown in colour, with a coarse but even texture and an interlocked grain. Colour: Mid-Brown

JatobaCountry Colour: Red

KotoPterygota bequaertiiQuarter
AfricaYellowish-white to cream in colour with an interlocked grain and a moderately coarse texture. Quartered surfaces reveal a striking flecked figure. Colour: Pale

Lacewood BurrEurope Colour: Red

LarchEurope Colour: Beige

LimbaTerminalia superbaQuarter
AfricaPale yellow-brown to straw coloured with a straight close grain, which when interlocked can produce an excellent figure. Coarse but even texture. Colour: Beige

Louro PretoCordiaCrown
South AmericaLight grey-brown to darker pinkish brown with frequent long dark streaks. The grain is straight to irregular with medium texture and a slight lustre. Colour: Beige

Madrona BurrArbutus menziesiiNorth AmericaReddish-brown with very dense closed grain and elaborate burr pattern. Highly decorative. Colour: Red

Mahogany, AfricanKhaya ivorensisCrown
Quarter
AfricaColour varies from light to deep reddish brown. Regular or interlocked grain with medium coarse texture. Colour: Red

Mahogany, BrazilianSwietenia macrophyllaCrown
Quarter
South AmericaColour can vary from light reddish-brown to a dark rich red, with a regular to interlocked grain. Can show a variety of decorative figures when flat-sliced. Colour: Red

Mahogany, FiguredSwietenia macrophyllaCrown
Quarter
South AmericaDistinctive figure caused by irregular grain Colour: Red

MakoreTieghemella heckeliiCrown
Quarter
AfricaColour varies from pink-red to brown and blood red. Often straight grained but can have a chequered silk mottle with darker streaks. Lustrous and fine textured. Colour: Red

Maple, Birds EyeAcer saccharumNorth AmericaFormation of 'sleeping bud growth' around the log causes this dot pattern to occur, resulting in some stunning effects. Colour: Beige

Maple, BurrAcer saccharumCrown
Quarter
North AmericaCreamy white in colour with a fine even texture Colour: Beige

Maple, Crown CutAcer saccharumCrown
North AmericaCreamy white in colour with a fine even texture Colour: Pale

Maple, Figured, CurlyAcer saccharumCrown
Quarter
North AmericaA beautiful grain deviation with irregular grain pattern. Colour: Beige

Maple, QuiltedAcer saccharumCrown
Quarter
North AmericaCreamy white in colour with a fine even texture Colour: Mid-Brown

MovinguiDistemonanthus benthamianusQuarter
AfricaGreenish-yellow in colour. This wood has an intensely lustrous surface, and can have pronounced decorative figuring in various forms. Colour: Mid-Brown

Myrtle Colour: Beige

Oak European Smoked,fumed Colour: Beige

Oak European Quarter
Smoked/fumed Colour: Beige

Oak Grey Quarter
Quartered, grey colour Colour: Beige

Oak, American White, CrownQuercus albaCrown
North AmericaBroad spectrum of colours from light yellow to 'biscuit' colour, sometimes with a pink tint. Regular grain with medullary grain on quarter cut wood. Medium texture. Colour: Beige

Oak, American White, QuarteredQuercus albaQuarter
North AmericaBroad spectrum of colours from light yellow to 'biscuit' colour, sometimes with a pink tint. Regular grain with medullary grain on quarter cut wood. Medium texture. Colour: Mid-Brown

Oak, BurrQuercus petraea/EuropeBurr growth caused by ingrown bark, producing highly decorative veneer used for high quality interior architectural work. Colour: Mid-Brown

Oak, EuropeanQuercus petraea/Crown
EuropeColour ranges from light tan to biscuit, with narrow-ringed, close-grown wood used for veneer. Can also feature medullary grain and 'raindrop' decorative markings. Colour: Beige

Oak, European RiftQuercus petraea/Quarter
EuropeCut to give good widths and consistent colour and grain Colour: Beige

Oak, PippyQuerucs petraea/Europe Colour: Mid-Brown

Oak, RedQuercus rubraCrown
Quarter
North AmericaLight to medium red colour, with a regular grain and a coarse texture. Colour: Beige

Olive, TropicalAfrica Colour: Red

PadoukPterocarpus soyauxiiQuarter
AfricaLustrous coral-red or orange-brown colour, resulting in a highly decorative veneer, with a straight or slightly interlocked grain. Colour: Red

PaldaoDracontomelum daoQuarter
PhilippinesGrey-brown with a faint greenish tinge, with attractive dark brown to black streaks. The grain can be straight, interlocked or wavy. Colour: Mid-Brown

Pine, BalticPinus sylvestrisCrown
EuropePale yellow to red-brown, with clearly marked growth rings. Colour: Beige

Pine, Idaho KnottyCrown
North AmericaPale-yellow regular grain with areas of dark distinctive knots. Colour: Beige

Pine, KnottyCrown
EuropePale-yellow regular grain with even distribution of small dark knots. Colour: Beige

Pine, Oregon Bc (Douglas Fir)Pseudotsuga menziesiiQuarter
North AmericaLight reddish-brown, with prominent regular grain Colour: Red

Pine, Yellow CarolinaPinus strobusCrown
North AmericaFine, even, satin texture, with a regular grain. Colour varies from creamy white to light reddish brown. Colour: Beige

Planetree, LacewoodPlatanus acerifoliaQuarter
EuropeReddish-grey to brown, with frequent colour variations. A snakeskin effect can be achieved by quarter-slicing, producing a very decorative veneer. Colour: Red

PoplarPopulusCrown
EuropeCreamy-white to grey. Straight grained with a fine and even texture. Colour: Beige

Rosewood, IndianDalbergia latifoliaQuarter
India & AsiaTobacco-coloured with dark brown to purple lines, giving a ribbon grain figure when flat cut. The texture is uniform and medium coarse. Colour: Beige

Rosewood, SantosMachaerium scleroxylonCrown
South AmericaA highly decorative veneer, with a distinctive light red colouring. Colour: Beige

Rosewood, Santos (Rio type)Machaerium scleroxylonCrown
South AmericaDark streaks on a red to chocolate-brown background. Replaced by Santos Rosewood due to environmental reasons Colour: Beige

Sapele, CrownEntandophragma cylindricumCrown
AfricaWeak pink to dark red, darkening to red-brown, with a ribbon figure when quarter cut. Sometimes interlocked wavy grain with a fine texture. Colour: Beige

Sapele, QuarteredEntandophragma cylindricumQuarter
AfricaWeak pink to dark red, darkening to red-brown, with a ribbon figure when quarter cut. Sometimes interlocked wavy grain with a fine texture. Colour: Beige

SenAcanthopanaxCrown
Japan & ChinaUniformly white to yellowish-brown, with a regular grain and coarse texture. Colour: Beige

Swiss PearPyrus communisCrown
Quarter
EuropeVery elegant wood, with a warm reddish tone achieved by steaming. Texture is fine and even, and the veneer is used in high quality interior settings. Colour: Mid-Brown

Sycamore, EuropeanAcer pseudoplatanusCrown
Quarter
EuropeCreamy-white with a natural lustre. Regular grained but often curly or wavy resulting in an attractive figure on quartered surfaces. Colour: Pale

Sycamore, FiguredAcer pseudoplatanusCrown
Quarter
EuropeHighly decorative irregular grain across the normal grain direction. Colour: Pale

Sycamore, Weathered, Figured, CrownAcer pseudoplatanusCrown
EuropeSteamed to create a 'champagne' or pink-brown colour. Fine grained. Colour: Mid-Brown

Sycamore, Weathered, Figured, QuarteredAcer pseudoplatanusQuarter
EuropeSteamed to create a 'champagne' or pink-brown colour. Fine grained. Colour: Beige

TeakTectona grandisCrown
South East AsiaRich brown colour, with darker chocolate markings. Regular to wavy grained and coarse-textured. Colour: Mid-Brown

Tropical OliveDaniellia ogeaQuarter
AfricaCoarse textured, and a straight to interlocking grain. The colour ranges from straw to reddish brown, sometimes with darker streaks. Colour: Mid-Brown

TulipwoodDalbergia decipularis Smoked/fumed Colour: Mid-Brown

UtileEntandrophragmaQuarter
AfricaPinkish brown with rather irregular interlocked grain, producing a wide striped figure on quartered surfaces. Colour: Mid-Brown

Vavona Colour: Red

Walnut, AfricanLovoa trichilioidesQuarter
AfricaGolden yellow-brown with a distinct regular stripe. Colour: Red

Walnut, American BlackJuglans nigraCrown
Quarter
North AmericaRich 'mouse' grey to brown colour, sometimes with figuring. Regular grained Colour: Red

Walnut, American Black, BurrJuglans nigraCrown
Quarter
North AmericaRich 'mouse' grey to brown colour, sometimes with figuring. Regular grained Colour: Red

Walnut, BurrJuglans nigraCrown
Quarter
North AmericaRich 'mouse' grey to brown colour, sometimes with figuring. Regular grained Colour: Red

Walnut, EuropeanJuglans regiaCrown
Europe & AsiaMore subtle in appearance than American Walnut. The colour is grey-brown with darker streaks, and a straight to wavy grain. Medium-textured. Colour: Red

Walnut, European, BurrJuglans regiaCrown
Europe & AsiaMore subtle in appearance than American Walnut. The colour is grey-brown with darker streaks, and a straight to wavy grain. Medium-textured. Colour: Red

Walnut, European, SatinJuglans regiaCrown
Europe & AsiaMore subtle in appearance than American Walnut. The colour is grey-brown with darker streaks, and a straight to wavy grain. Medium-textured. Colour: Beige

WengeMillettia laurentiiCrown
Quarter
AfricaDark brown to black-violet wood, with a coarse texture. Colour: Beige

YewTaxus baccataCrown
EuropeRed to orange-brown, with distinctive 'pepper' markings, giving a cluster effect. Colour: Red

ZebranoMicroberlinia brazzavillensisQuarter
West AfricaLight grey to yellow with distinctive dark brown stripes, giving the 'zebra' appearance. Colour: Mid-Brown


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