Figured Willow quarter cut wood veneer is whitish-pink in color and has a fine texture. Figure is the wavy texture across the face of the wood veneer, giving the impression of an uneven surface although smooth. The effect is due to reflected light on the uneven arrangements of the fibers. Figure may be due to the wrinkling or bending, in wave formation, of the growth rings due to wind, uneven bark pressure, indention on the surface of the tree by vines, fungi, etc. The value of wood increases greatly when figured.
Common Uses for Quarter Cut Figured Willow Wood Veneer: Aircraft and yacht interiors, architectural panels, cabinetry, doors, flooring, furniture and millwork, as well as store fixtures.
Other Name(s): White Willow.
The Tree: Typically reaches heights between 65-100 feet, with diameters between 3-4 feet.
A Little History: White Willow is so named because the undersides of the leaves are a pale white. Historically, it’s been the wood of choice for cricket bats. Also commonly used for weaving baskets.