Izombe quarter cut wood veneer heartwood is golden yellow-orange with darker brown streaks throughout. These streaks can be nervous and wavy, while the figure is of mottle or ribbon type. The texture is very fine and even, and the grain is generally straight.
A clear finish is crisp all on its own, and adding a light brown to auburn stain keeps the defined grain lines brilliant.
Over time, all woods will fade and possibly change color with exposure to light. But Izombe is a little different than other veneer, just like its unique name. In addition to having a luxurious finish, of all the woods with similar color, Izombe wood veneer changes color the least over time.
Common Uses: Interior millwork, furniture and doors, as well as yachts and aircraft interiors.
The Tree: Typically reaches 120 feet with a straight bole. Trunk diameters are generally 3-4 feet. (Source: A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, Second Edition)