Oak Burr

Oak Burr Veneer

European Oak is one of the most frequent species of tree to be found in European forests, and it is also found in parts of West Asia, and Northern Africa.

Sapwood and heartwood have similar colours and grain patterns. Sapwood tends to be slightly lighter than the light brown to yellow brown of the heartwood, which darkens later and quarter sawn European Oak tends to have a silvery grain structure. Close-grown, very light-coloured wood is given preference for veneer and wood harvested from central Europe tends to be straighter and more uniform.

The wood's texture is coarse and characterized by open pores, although it takes all surface finishes well and treatment presents no problems.

Oak Burr is caused by abnormal growth, or excrescences, which are common to most trees. Irritation or injury forms an interwoven, contorted, or gnarly mass of dense woody tissue from which this veneer is harvested.

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