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 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.
Oak Quarter Cut Azabache borns from using select natural wood veneers and applying a complex process of dyeing. This procedure allows to eliminate hue variations when is used veneers from different logs. As a result is achieved a veneer with tone, brightness and saturation homogeneous in all the sheet.
Furthermore, is important to know that as the veneer is dyed in all its thickness and not only on the surface, this allow to sand the veneer without changing its colour.
Due to the result of Azabache (Black Amber), this veneer has an intense and special appeal. It can bring elegance and sobriety to any space with its cold and dark colour. It can also get a completely different atmosphere throughout combinations with other dyed veneers enabling the creation of avant-garde spaces.