Marfim flat cut wood veneer heartwood is creamy white to pale yellow to yellow-brown. Interlocked to straight grain; also finely textured. At first glance, Marfim veneer looks very similar to Maple or Birch, however Marfim is harder and substantially more elastic.
Common Uses for Flat Cut Marfim Wood Veneer: Architectural panels, flooring, furniture and millwork; occasionally aircraft interiors.
Other Name(s): Sometimes called Ivorywood.
The Tree: Reaches a height of about 80 feet, with trunk diameters usually around 30 inches. Although Marfim is not a large tree, the bole is usually clear about 30 feet up.
A Little History: In native areas, Marfim is used for many of the same uses as domestic hard maple and birch here in the U.S.
Region: South America