Eucalyptus Globulus is also known as Blue Gum or White Eucalyptus. Its veneer presents a coarse and open texture that might vary depending on the cut direction and the tree itself. It is easy to find figured and curly White Eucalyptus as the Frissé. Eucalyptus Quarter Cut Frissé Fumé presents a well stuctured figure and is a clear wood veneer with a sophisticated texture, a colour that has been changed due to the exclusive smoking process developped by CHANNEL VENEERS. The effect of that process called Fumé can be observed in the folowing picture.
White Eucalyptus appearance has been compared to noble woods such as Black Cherry and light Mahogany. More precisely, the Eucalyptus Quarter Cut Frissé Fumé veneer remmembers to Quarter Cut Poplar Grisard. The difference between those references is that Eucalyptus veneer is a bit darker and reddish than the Poplar Grisard. There are also some diferences related to the grain structure which is more tight and coarse in the Eucalyptus.
The Eucalyptus tree is native to Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. In temperate climates grows Eucalyptus Globulus while Grandis and other subspecies are more common in tropical regions. Although it is a fast-growing species, heartwood is a hard wood, very strenght and durable. Those physical characteristics are better than the ones from Oak, but the dimmensional stability is poor and timber is also difficult to work with. Eucalyptus wood also tends to have many internal stresses and drying difficulties. Therefore this trees are mainly planted for the pulp industry that takes advantage of its short fibres.
As shown in the pictures above, CHANNEL VENEERS proudly offers the best logs of Eucalyptus Quarter Cut Frissé Fumé. This makes possible to provide homogeneous surfaces produced with bundles of lenghts over 3.10 meters. The veneer of Eucalyptus Quarter Cut Frissé is a special product. It is mainly used for the highest decorative purposes. Therefore, the company usually produces on demmand. For further information on Eucalptus veneers and special products such as Frissé, please don’t hesitate to contact directly with the company.