European Oak is one of the most popular wood veneers, versatile and varied in use and appearance. It is also known as English Oak or Burr Oak. This hardwood is one of the dark european species, now also grows in Minor Asia and in the North of Africa.
This well known and loved species produces a myriad variety of different types of very useful veneer. Depending on the individual log and the way in which it is sliced, European Oak may be plain and straight grained with a minimal look, it may be highly figured with pronounced medullary rays, or crown-grained like many other types and even rustic looking with pips and burr clusters that can be spread over the full length of the log.
European Oak Quarter Cut SAP presents a medullary rays that are displayed across the straight grain often to marked decorative effect known as ray figure or heavy figure. This with its coarse texture and its medium weight define this hardwood species.
The colour of the heartwood varies from light brown yellow to brown, and the sapwood is a little clearer and is clearly separated. Its fibre is straight and the grain is thick. Indeed, growth rings are visible and they are very marked.
This kind of veneer has nearly all common uses of hardwoods, and is especially popular where strength and durability are required, as architectural panels, lumber or furniture. Other common uses are interior woodwork (flooring, moldings) and joinery.
European Oak Quarter Cut SAP gives a different point of view to fill an area with the natural look of this specie and enhancing its singular clearer appearance. It brings the possibility to find a special warm contrast of colours without lose the natural wood appearance.