Kiaat flat cut wood veneer heartwood varies from a light golden brown to a medium brown, sometimes with a red or purple tint. Straight to interlocked grain, with fiddleback figure and a coarse texture. Also finishes beautifully.
Common Uses for Flat Cut Kiaat Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, acoustic panels, millwork and musical instruments, as well as yacht and aircraft interiors.
Other Name(s): African Teak, Wild Teak.
The Tree: Native to Africa, Kiaat grows between 40-60 feet with trunk diameters of about 2.5 feet.
A Little History: Well known in tropical Africa as Mukwa; used to make good, quality furniture.