Red Oak Rift Cut Fumé is a dark, warm and elegant wood surface. Due to the brightness of the rays over the darkened oak texture, every board is unique and eye-catching. Being a natural oak surface, it is also a sign of quality and durability. Nevertheless, Oak wood is known to be a high-class wood specie in Europe and North America.
Red Oak is a hardwood that shows a light to medium brown heartwood while it’s sapwood is very well defined being nearly white. Grain is very straight showing short lines between the rays. In Oak wood rays are visible without lens and when the log is quartersawn, sections display prominent ray fleck patterns.
In order to take advantage of this natural characteristic, CHANNEL VENEERS produces Red Oak Rift cut. By doing this, it is possible to show wood rays all across the width of the bundles. In addition to this, the company also treats the wood to enhance the contrast between sapwood and heartwood. This treatment is called fumé and also gives a special bright to the rays of the oak. Therefore, this veneer is mostly used paying attention to the patterns displayed by the ray flecks shown by the Rift Cut and it is usually placed in distinguished spaces such as luxury hotels and private company headquarters.
As it can be seen in the warehouse of CHANNEL VENEERS, the company selects the best logs of Oak to be Rift cut and fume treated. This makes possible to provide wide bundles in full lengths, most of then over 3.10 meters. Red Oak Rift Cut Fumé is a special product, usually produced on request. For further information on this reference or any other Rift cut oak, please contact directly with the company.