October 2019 | Wood of the Month
October 2019 WOM | Pronounce Izombe as if you are saying “i-zombie.” This versatile wood veneer deserves the spotlight, and this October is a fitting month for its showcase.
Izombe wood veneer uses vary; common applications are interior millwork, furniture and doors, as well as yachts and aircraft interiors.
Its heartwood is golden yellow-orange with darker brown streaks throughout. These streaks can be nervous and wavy, while the figure is of mottle or ribbon type. The texture is very fine and even, and the grain is generally straight.
A clear finish is crisp all on its own, and adding a light brown to auburn stain keeps the defined grain lines brilliant, as seen here:
Over time, all woods will fade and possibly change color with exposure to light. But Izombe is a little different than other veneer, just like its unique name. In addition to having a luxurious finish, of all the woods with similar color, Izombe wood veneer changes color the least over time.
Logs are typically between 35,000-50,000 square feet with nice sequencing and good dimension.
Does the aesthetic of Izombe fit your upcoming project and specifications? Contact us today and our knowledgeable team will answer any questions you may have.
About the tree: Typically reaches 120 feet with a straight bole. Trunk diameters are generally 3-4 feet. (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, Second Edition)