Imbuya quarter cut wood veneer heartwood is a rich brown with streaks and stripes. Imbuya can also have olive tones, reddish or golden hues. Straight grained, often wavy or curly, fine textured. Also has fantastic contrast, and often has pips, pecks and irregular markings.
Common Uses for Quarter 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