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Yew

A very good and expensive veneer wood. Decorative and exclusive furniture often in the English style. Seldom possible to find clean, large surface veneer and thus often used as inlays to upgrade the value of furniture. Ideal wood also for high quality turneries and wood carvings.

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Sycamore

High quality veneer for architectural and furniture purposes. Generally used for all wood products where particular importance is attached to the white colour. Very popular for solid tables in pubs, also for sports equipment and tool handles.

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Riegel Ahorn

Logs free of defects are used for the production of exclusive veneers. Figured Sycamore veneers are mostly produced for the American and Asian markets as neither the European furniture trade nor the end users of that region accept the figured effect at the moment. Short lengths are sold as so-called “Fiddleback wood“ to musical instruments makers (for string instruments).

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Birch

Greater significance as peeled Birch for furniture and panel industries (popular wood for bedrooms in the fifties). Also used fore table and chair production. Very popular in Germany for burning in open fire places. In larger dimensions ( seldom) also produced as sliced Birch. Most sliced Birch is “ Yellow Birch “ from the USA.

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Chestnut

Face veneer, furniture, panelling, stairs, parquet, special wood for shipbuilding and pilings, lumber.

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European Cherry

Excellent and very exclusive veneer wood for the furniture industry and interior fixtures. Popular parquetry wood also held in high esteem in the piano industry.

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Knotty Pine

Extremely versatile, for all interior and exterior purposes, for country–style furniture, high quality architectural purposes and exclusive hand worked cabinet making.

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Beech

For veneer. Compared with other European species Beech is large in dimension (often 60 cm and more diameter). It is also used for furniture, parquet flooring and chipboard and is excellently suited for bending (seating furniture). Beech also is well-suited for work benches as well as being good construction lumber. One of the most used woods in Europe. In the veneer form it is produced as steamed, slightly steamed or white Beech. In the middle of the nineties Beech became a remarkably fashionable wood in the veneer and solid wood sectors.

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European Ash

Good veneer wood for furniture and interior decorating. Logs having an olive-colored heart (“Olive Ash”) as well as Ash burls are in specially high demand as Olive Ash. Also used as wood for sports equipment (parallel bars, etc. due to its high bending strength), gun stocks, tool handles and grips.

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Olive Ash

Decorative veneer for interiors.

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Larch

Sliced veneer for faces, furniture, lining and panelling.

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Italian Walnut

Sliced veneer and lumber used in high quality architectural woodwork. Only of significance for mass-produced furniture in Southern Europe.

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French Walnut

Sliced veneer and lumber used in high quality architectural woodwork. Only of significance for mass-produced furniture in Southern Europe.

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Alder

For veneer, lumber, musical instruments, fruit crates, at present used as solid wood for furniture. Was considered to be an inferior wood not accepted by the furniture industry until the mid-nineties when it became fashionable.

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Swiss Pear

Over the last five years Pear has become one of the most demanded veneer species in Europe. Used for bedroom furniture, living-room furniture, paneling and office furniture. Also used for highest quality interior fixtures for banks, insurances and other representative buildings.

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Pine

Sliced and peeled veneer. It is also used for doors, parquet, panelling and lining. Popular as solid wood for country-style furniture and rooms as well as for Scandinavian-style furniture.

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Lacewood

Veneer for production of furniture and architectural purposes. The typical “snakeskin“ marking is brought about by slicing true quarters, where rays are cut at an angle of 180° to produce decorative ellipse-shaped figuring.

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European Oak

Sliced veneer for faces, wood for interior fixtures as veneer and as sawn wood for furniture, panelling, parquet and stairs, constructions lumber, fibre and chipboard.

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White Ebony

Due to the small dimensions, it is mostly used for turnery objects or knife handles in the exclusive sector. Due to its considerably high price, it is used exclusively for high-grade interior fittings, but lengths over 250 cm are very seldom.

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Eucalyptus

Plain Eucalyptus – Like Eucalyptus Pommele and Figured Eucalyptus – is rarely used as face veneer, but mostly for sides and for interior veneers as the wood is not very expressive. Besides fro veneers, Eucalyptus is used for railroad ties and in ship and vehicle construction . As plantation wood mostly used for paper production .

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Amara

As the original Macassar has become rarer and rarer and also more narrow, Indonesian suppliers switched to this type of Macassar which offers much better dimensions but has reddish colour shades instead of white and grey shades instead of black. Today, far more Amara is used than Macassar.

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Citron

High quality architectural purposes, more in North America and Australia than in Europe.

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Macassar

Highest quality architectural wood work, inlays and musical instruments.

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Figured Eucalyptus

In those countries where figured wood is very popular –such as in North America, Asia, Middle East, Great Britain – the Figured Eucalyptus species is used for interior architectural woodwork, exclusive furniture and in ship building for interior design. Since the end of the nineties, this species is also being used for automotive dashboards .

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Eucalyptus Pomelé

High quality architectural woodwork.

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Silky Oak

Distinctly decorative veneer wood; particularly beautiful surfaces achieved by quarter cutting through the regular large rays. (Flake effect similar to Oak) Used also for architectural woodwork and parquet flooring.

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Malaysian Tigerwood

In its indigenous regions, Dillenia is used primarily as construction wood and lumber for cabinets. As veneer, it is used only seldom outside its countries of origin yet, however, since veneer qualities in this wood species are quite rare, large quantities can certainly not be provided anyway.

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Idian Rosewood

High quality architectural woodwork or furniture.

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East Indian Rosewood

High quality architectural woodwork or furniture.

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Tamo

High quality interior construction lumber, highly decorative with Burls or fiddleback mottle; construction lumber (only in Japan).

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Teak

Teak numbers amongst the oldest commercial lumbers. Due to its resistance to fungi and insect infestation ideal for shipbuilding. High quality wood for architectural woodwork and mass–produced furniture which went out of fashion, however, in Central Europe in the eighties and nineties. Now as before a popular wood for furniture in Scandinavia though.

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Ziricote

Turneries, carvings. Used as veneer solely for architectural woodwork or inlays.

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Sucupira

Sliced veneer, engineering and construction lumber for all interior and exterior applications, windows, doors parquet flooring, furniture. Of no great significance in Europe.

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Red Oak

Veneer. Only very good logs are used for slicing, others are peeled. Red Oak is also used fro facing in the furniture and door industries and as construction wood. Unlike in White Oak, Red Oak wood is not suitable for staves due to its open pores.

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Tineo

It is an often used as furniture veneered as well as for flooring and for architectural wood work .

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Red Gum

In USA, it is an often used as commercial timber fro inexpensive furniture-veneered as well as made of solid wood- for plywood, fruit crates, paper production and barrels. Relatively unknown in Europe as veneer and seldom used for interior wood work.

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Wit Eiken

The White Oak can be used universally in all branches of the woodworking industry because it is most resistant to external influences. This is why it is held in high esteem in the veneer and lumber trades due to its expressive texture. It has great significance in the USA as stave wood (for whiskey). Used as veneer and lumber in all branches of the furniture, door and panel industries as well as fro making parquet floors and stairs.

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Santos Palissander

Architectural woodwork, high class furniture making.

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Maple

Hard Maple is one of the most used furniture woods in the USA. Over the last two years Hard Maple has established itself in Europe as a furniture wood, above all as a “substitute” for Pear, Alder or European Sycamore in un-steamed white or steamed pink colour shades. Due to its resistance to friction it is also suitable as hard-wearing parquet in gymnasium, etc… Turned into bobbins, loom shuttles and billiard cues.

The wonderful world
of our veneer

Looking for quality veneers? Then you want to be able to choose from a wide range of veneers. We understand that. That is why we travel around the world throughout the year to find the most beautiful logs. No country is too far for us. Whatever your project, Fibex advises and supplies the best wood to suit your product or design.

Each continent has its own climate and therefore its own types of trees. The quality, colours and grain that give the wood character are the main focal points in our search for the best wood.