Caroba flat cut wood veneer varies from a rich yellow to creamy white and has a rather high natural luster. It has straight grain along with an even texture that looks very similar to hard maple. On quarter cut Caroba veneer, a light flecked figure is sometimes visible.
Common Uses for Flat Cut Caroba Wood Veneer: Architectural millwork, cabinetry and ceilings, as well as a wide range of furniture.
Other Name(s): Abey, Copaia, Cupay among others. Caroba goes by many names dependent on the region.
The Tree: A flowering tree that varies in height from 60 feet upwards of 100 feet. For local use, Caroba is gathered for medicinal purposes and also for an insect repellent and source of timber.
Region: South America