CHECHEN AFRICAN WOOD
African Chechen quarter cut wood veneer closely resembles American Red Gum in aesthetics. Color ranges from creamy white to yellow gray in color. The grain is generally straight, stripey to interlocked.
Common Uses for African Chechen Quarter Cut Wood Veneer: Aircraft interiors, architectural panels, cabinetry, doors and furniture, as well as millwork.
Other Name(s): African Ziricote.
The Tree: A fast growing and large shade tree that is native to Africa. Typically reaches heights between 75-150 feet, with diameters between 2-5 feet.
A Little History: African Chechen is considered one of the more economical trees from Africa. It grows fast and thick. The trees are so large that a single tree can yield 200,000 square feet of veneer.