Jequitiba swirl wood veneer is from the crotch of the tree. Fine textured, light golden brown tones. Jequitiba crotch veneer is produced from the portion of the tree just below the point where it forks into two limbs. The pattern often resembles a well-formed feather. The outside of the block produces a swirl figure that changes to full crotch flame figure as the cutting approaches the center of the block.
Common Uses for Jequitiba Swirl Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, millwork, cabinetry and high-end furniture. Also yacht and aircraft interiors.
Other Name(s): Abarco, South American Mahogany.
The Tree: Height varies but generally reaches heights of 100-130 feet with trunk diameters as wide as 4-6 feet.
A Little History: Because of its similar looks, Jequitiba is an appropriate substitute for true Mahogany.
Region: South America