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 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.
European Oak Quarter Cut Thermo-Treated 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.
This veneer involves a process known as Thermo-Treated, its treatment base is a veneer reaction to certain components found in the ink industry and naturally in some plants and marine plants. This cause a change in color towards grey tones throughout the whole veneer. Indeed, is the same case as dyed and smoked veneers, the modification is in all its thickness and not only on the surface, and this allows the veneer sanding without changing its finished colour.
European Oak Quarter Cut Thermo-Treated gives a new chance to fill spaces that include the natural appearance of this specie and enhancing its warm colour also adds a distinctive touch to every possible application of interior design.