European Oak is one of the most popular wood veneers, versatile and varied in use and appearance. 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 present a medullary rays that are displayed across the straight grain often to marked decorative effect known as ray figuro or heavy figure. This with coarse texture and its medium weight define this hardwood species.
The colour of the heartwood vary 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 Fume speeds up the natural ageing process. The fuming reacts with the acid in the older mature wood, changing the colour to various shades of grey-brown to almost black, sometimes slightly streaked lighter or darker. It should be noted that the sapwood remains unaffected by the process.
Moreover Oak Quarter Cut Fume Flaky has a really nice effect due to its flaky grain. This flaky effect can be moderate or heavy and in both cases that makes it appear aged, rustic and unique.
As European Oak is a traditional wood of multiple applications, it has been imposed on all sectors of housing, mostly as wooden decorative in the furniture and interiors industry.
The new trend changed towards a greater appreciation for the natural, antique and craft making materials which has generated growing taste for European Oak with a distinctive look in the interior design. Indeed, Oak Quarter Cut Fume Flaky gives a new chance to combine classical and modern elements getting a personal style because of its dark and cold appearance and its particular hues that special flaky effect offers.