Eucalyptus hails from Australia . This species is also cultivated in today in plantations situated in north of Spain, East Africa and South America.
Eucalyptus wood is a very important wood in an economic sense, because of it extremely quick growth when is cultivated in plantations. It is very used for paper production, railroad ties and in ship and vehicle construction.
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.
The coloring of the veneer is anywhere from light yellow tones to deep red or purple shades. Its grain is as variable as the color, being straight to ropy with a medium to course and anywhere in between texture. Overall Eucalyptus is good to work with but varies a lot.
Eucalyptus is generally light brown wood with a ripple effect in the grain. The rare pommele figure creates a dense pattern of dark “puddles” on the surface of the veneer that has a highly decorative veneer that is prized for used in furniture, cabinetry, and architectural paneling. “Pommelé” comes from French word Pomme, that means apple, because that veneer has a marks that resembles to apple.
Also, the pommelé determines the highly decorative character of the clear wood. When high gloss is applied, a fascinating three-dimensions effect develops, which turns every surface into something special.
That is the main reason why Eucaliptus pommelé, is perfect for being used in single or very special projects. That is a material with a very marked personality, that support a defined look. That veneer is never going to go unnoticed.