Pearwood quarter cut wood veneer is rosy cream-pink to light pink. Pattern has a modest, distinct, leafy grain, sometimes with a mottled figuring. This veneer has a very fine, straight grain with a close and uniform texture. Sometimes used as a substitute for ebony when stained.
Common Uses for Pearwood Veneer: Architectural millwork and panels, high-end furniture, cabinetry and doors, as well as musical instruments.
Other Name(s): European Pearwood. Swiss Pearwood refers to the premium veneer type of this species.
The Tree: Pearwood can reach heights of 60 feet with trunk diameters generally between 2 to 3 feet.
A Little History: Pearwood is used in Europe much in the same way that Black Cherry is used in the U.S.: as a popular and high-quality domestic hardwood.