Imbuya flat cut wood veneer heartwood varies widely from medium to dark chocolate with contrasty streaks and stripes. Imbuya can also have olive tones, reddish or golden hues. A wide array of grain patterns and figure types can be seen. Imbuya also has fantastic contrast, and often has pips, pecks and irregular markings.
Common Uses for Flat Cut Imbuya Wood Veneer: Architectural millwork, fine furniture and cabinetry, as well as yacht and aircraft interiors.
Other Name(s): Imbuia, Brazilian Walnut.
The Tree: Found primarily in Brazil, Imbuya grows to heights of 130 feet with trunk diameters around six feet. These large trees allow for substantial veneer yields that are excellent for high-end projects.
A Little History: Although not a true Walnut, Imbuya has many of the same characteristics, such as rich colors and interesting grain patterns.
Region: South America