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OAK WOOD VENEER

OAK European

Also known as: English Oak, French Oak etc. Also Pippy, Cluster and Burr Oak
Botanical Name: Quercus robur, Q. petraea
Origin: Europe except northern Scandinavia

European Oak is a most popular veneer, versatile and varied in use and appearance. It is available, crown, quarter

or rift cut and also as a constructional veneer. When crown cut a fine cathedral is frequently to be seen at the centre of

 the sheet. If rift cut a straight grained, usually plain appearance is the result, but when quartered medullary rays

are displayed across the straight grain often to marked decorative effect. When fresh the veneer is a pale creamy

brown but soon begins to age to a golden brown and ultimately when very aged can appear almost black. 

European Oak burr has a warm rustic colour and appearance, usually showing many pips.

 

Oak European veneer crown cut

Oak European veneer quarter cut

Oak European veneer quarter cut ray figured

Oak European burr wood veneer

 Oak burr showing horizontally book matched pair

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OAK Fumed

Also known as: Smoked Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus robur

Origin: Europe

[Colour variations are dependant on the quantity of natural acid present in the individual log]

 

Fuming European Oak veneer speeds up the natural ageing process and the achieved colour

will depend on how long the wood is exposed to the chemical (ammonia), the sapwood is unaffected.

The resulting shade and appearance can vary even in sheets produced from the same log.

Oak veneer fumed crown cut

Oak veneer fumed quarter cut

Oak veneer fumed quarter figured

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OAK American white

Also known as: White Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus alba

Origin: North America

 

Available, crown, rift or quarter cut and as a constructional veneer American Oak

veneer is a fraction paler than its European counterpart but it, too, is varied in use and appearance,

 often used in furniture-making and interior decoration. 

Oak veneer American crown cut

Oak veneer American quarter cut

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OAK American red

 

Also known as: Northern Red Oak

Botanical Name: Quercus rubra

Origin: North America

 

A faster growing member of the Quercus family American Red Oak

veneer has a coarser, more open grained surface. Some sheets have

a good cathedral figure at the centre. As its name implies

a slight reddish hue is visible in its appearance.

Red Oak crown cut veneer

Red Oak quarter cut veneer

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OAK Brown

Botanical Name: Quercus robur

Origin: United Kingdom

 

Occasionally Oak trees grown in the UK are subject to attack by a fungus which results in the wood darkening to a

deep reddish-brown. Usually quarter cut to display the medullary rays the veneer is also available crown cut.

The Burr veneer from such trees has a very distinctive rich appearance and when displaying an unusual white

mottled appearance is sometimes known as 'Tiger' Burr. Used in cabinet-making and fine interior decoration.

Brown Oak crown cut veneer

Brown Oak quarter cut veneer

Brown Oak burr veneer

Oak brown burr showing horizontally book matched pair

Oak brown tiger burr veneer

Oak brown tiger burr showing horizontally book matched pair

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