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.