Keyaki quarter cut wood veneer heartwood is golden brown with light to dark brown streaks. This wood veneer is lustrous, and has straight to irregular and wavy grain.
Common Uses for Quarter Cut Keyaki Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, millwork, cabinetry and doors, as well as furniture. Also yacht and aircraft interiors.
Other Name(s): Japanese Elm, Japanese Zelkova.
The Tree: Native to Japan, China, Korea and Russia. Keyaki typically grows between 50-90 feet with a trunk diameter of about 2 feet.
A Little History: Keyaki trees are known for their vase shapes and attractive bark. They are good shade trees and often seen in parks. Often used in bonsai; also used to make Taiko – a type of Japanese drum.