September 2019 | Wood of the Month
September 2019 WOM | Paldao wood veneer comes in a wide variety of colors. The quarter cut featured here has a stripey aesthetic and is light brown, almost tan, with darker streaks throughout. When flat cut, gray-brown heartwood shows with a hint of green and darker streaks. The grain is interlocked and is sometimes wavy.
These trees are found in southeast Asia, as well as on the islands of the southwest Pacific. They commonly grow to 120 feet with very high buttresses that may extend up to 20 feet! (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, Second Edition)
In addition to both flat and quarter cut wood veneer, we also carry Paldao in our lumber department – currently we have 8/4 FAS & BTR square-edge lumber and table tops! Contact us if you’d like to learn more about Paldao and how we can help you with your project and specifications.
Fun fact: Paldao was once viewed in awe in remote parts of the Phillipines. Read more from Wood Magazine about Paldao’s interesting history.