Pippy Oak Veneer

Pippy Oak Veneer

Pippy Oak is a term used to describe the instance of small, tight clusters of knots, which appear sporadically in the growth of the tree. This feature is highly valued by master craftsmen for its decorative appearance.

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 of European Oak 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.

European Oak veneer texture is coarse and characterized by open pores, although it takes all surface finishes well and treatment presents no problems.

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