Bilingua quarter cut wood veneer heartwood darkens to orange-brown. The sapwood is usually pink. Interlocked grain with a coarse texture. Bilingua quarter cut also has handsome stripe figure. The luster is rated as medium to high and also stains well.
Common Uses: Architectural panels, fine furniture, doors, millwork and cabinetry, as well as aircraft and yachts.
Other Names: Bilinga.
The Tree: An African tree, typically reaching heights of 160 feet and bears a grayish-brown fruit.
A Little History: Very durable; often used for docks, flooring and marine decking. (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, 2nd Edition)