African Chechen quarter cut veneer closely resembles American Red Gum in aesthetics. Color ranges from creamy white to yellow gray in color. The grain is generally straight stripey to interlocked.
Common Uses: Aircraft, architectural panels, cabinetry, doors, flooring, furniture, interior woodwork, and both ship and yacht building.
Other Name(s): African Ziricote.
The Tree: A fast growing and large shade tree that is native to Africa. Typically reaches heights between 75-150 feet, with diameters between 2-5 feet.
A Little History: According to Woodworking Network, African Chechen is one of the more economical trees from Africa. It grows thick, fast and abundantly. The trees are so large that a single tree can yield 200,000 square feet of veneer.