Fumed Eucalyptus Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Fumed Eucalyptus veneer is produced by passing the natural eucalyptus veneer through an ammonia kiln to permanently change its colour.
This process gives the wood a much darker, exotic colouring that has a more '3D-like' character, and is more UV stable than the natural wood or any other form of colouring, e.g. dyed veneers. Its improved UV-stability makes it more resistant to bleaching after prolonged exposure to the sun.
Eucalyptus is found in Australia, New Zealand and also available now in plantations in Spain and Portugal.
Burr growth in Iberian Eucalyptus is very seldom, as is the case in Australia and New Zealand. That is why this wood cannot be used for mass production but only for architectural woodwork. The varieties extend from the pommele type to the distinct burl. Unlike other burl woods this does not occur through fine branch growth but is a pure growth characteristic of this tree, getting its burly appearance from the wavy course of the grain.
Clear varnishes or polished surfaces are suitable to highlight the burly texture of Eucalyptus veneer, and these finishes are applied in the normal way.