Satinwood figured quarter cut wood veneer has desirable mottled, ropey or ribbon figure. Aptly named, this wood veneer can appear three dimensional and looks very similar to the lustrous satin fabric. Fine texture with a high natural luster. The colors range from a rich and bright yellow to a deeper golden hue. Darker streaks throughout are also typical. In raw form, Satinwood wood veneer has a light chalky powder that dissipates after sanding. Also commonly referred to as Ceylon Satinwood.
Common Uses: Traditionally used in cabinetry. In today’s world, other applications include architectural millwork, inlaying, fine furniture, decorative paneling, as well as both automotive and aircraft interiors.
The Tree: Because trunk diameters are usually around 12 inches, the veneer is typically quite narrow. Some trees grow to larger diameters and we do have some larger dimensions available.
A Little History: This family includes Citrus trees, like Lemon and Lime trees. Movingui and Yellowheart are sometimes called satinwood but they are not part of the same family.