QTR FIG FRAKE (LIMBA) General Species Information Limba trees come from Africa in the West African rain forests on the Guinea coast. Limba is most frequently found in the Congo. This specie is predominately a light colored specie with some of the logs(like this one) with a nice light to dark contrast between the heartwood[...]
Species Characteristic Matrix link is intended to provide a summary of the collective experience of Booth Veneers personnel relative to working with a wide variety of veneer species, and to provide a reference document that can be used to quickly understand and evaluate the risks and opportunities that specific veneers present. It is important to note that[...]
Pie match sketch faces can produce a myriad of patterns depending on the cut of veneer and the orientation of each veneer leaf in the pattern.
Grain direction shown with the arrows. Sketch face patterns in Quartered Ebony
Lumber that matches perfectly to a specific veneer will never exist. However, Collins Aerospace- Booth Veneers is offering certain lumber species in 4/4, 6/4, and 8/4 stock that could be appropriate for many projects. Lumber from single logs are called boules and cannot be separated. Often, smaller quantities of some species can be offered.
Smoked veneer is color altered veneer. This process exposes high quality veneer to an ammonia rich chamber that darkens the veneer by chemical reaction to natural tannins in the wood fiber. Only veneers with high tannin content have significant color change.
Composite veneer is a man-made product using real wood, formaldehyde glues, and dyes. These offerings are fairly consistent and often simulate expensive, natural veneers. Proper cautions should be considered before using this product.
Many burls on the market today are random bundles of burl from the same log. Bundles clipped in sequence can produce burl panels that naturally evolve through an interior design.
Burls are usually described as full burl, cluster burl or swirl burl. Many logs commonly display more than one pattern through each sequence. Many burls have two tone charter in some bundles.