Acacia Cluster Veneer
Acacia is a distinctive tree widely distributed in south eastern Australia & Tasmania, and has been more valued for horticultural uses than for its timber in the past.
Acacia veneer ranges from very pale pink/yellow through to a light honey colour, and light silver bands sometimes appear in the grain, darkening to a red/honey colour when finished. Depending on the cut of the lumber these bands can provide an attractive and marked feature.
Acacia veneer grain is usually straight but sometimes-interlocked, with an even texture. Acacia wood is fairly tough and when planed and dressed it produces a very smooth surface for furniture and polishes well, and these tones mean it is in increasing demand for furniture designers and manufacturers.