This coarse wood is fairly common in much of African where it has a wide variety of uses. It is also known as “Yaya” or “white wenge”, because although the color is nothing like wenge (thus the “white”) the grain can at times be strikingly similar to wenge.
This is an exotic hardwood but moderately heavy, and has a moderately fine texture, being very smooth to the touch.
Heartwood cream white to yellow brown.
This wood has quite distinctive figuring to it and is really beautiful. It’s a pale golden honey tone overall with beautifully contrasting stripes and a heavy, coarse grain. All sanded silky smooth.
Lati quarter cut get a shining striped veneer with a simple outer aspect by cutting log in quarters, whereas a tangential flat cut procures a clearly defined pattern because of its interlocked grain.
All this properties, joined to our dyed finishing, gets a cold shade that turns its natural tone into an original and different look with a pleasing satiny lustre, without hiding its organic origin.
That is why Lati gives you the possibility to fill rooms with a subtle exotic African scent, or even be used as a deliberate contrast to modern element. It is a perfect way to come back to the natural feeling.
The presence of bright bands regularly spaced gives an aesthetic aspect to sawnwoods, due to you will get an impressive effect.