Ako quarter cut wood veneer ranges from creamy white to yellow gray in color. The grain is generally straight stripey to interlocked.
Common Uses for Ako Quarter Cut Wood Veneer: Aircraft, architectural panels, cabinetry, doors, flooring, furniture, interior woodwork, musical instruments, as well as shipbuilding.
Common Name(s): Antiaris, Bark Cloth.
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: Traditionally one of several species used to make clothing out of its fibers. In fact, Ako is sometimes called the bark cloth tree and cloth clothing is still made today. (Source: National Geographic)