Amboyna burl veneer colors range from golden brown to yellow to red. Interlocked, wavy grain, moderately fine to moderately coarse.
Common Uses: Aircraft, architectural panels, furniture and musical instruments, as well as both yacht and boat building.
The Tree: Native to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
A Little History: This wood has a seeming split personality. On one hand there is Narra, with good workability and dimensional stability — on the other hand there is the exotic and highly-prized burl (Amboyna Burl). Both come from the same tree, though the resemblance between the two is virtually unrecognizable. (Source: Wood-Database)