Imbuia, Burl

Also known as: Imbuya, Brazilian Walnut

Botanical Name: Phoebe porosa

Origin: Brazil

Description: Logs vary in colour from dull browny yellow to rich chocolate and even darker. Often attractively figured or with unusual markings such as the aptly described “chicken-scratch” marks, which are unlike anything seen on other veneers. This species takes a high gloss finish very well. Imbuia is a special veneer used on high-class furniture and interiors. Also occasionally available as Imbuia Burr which may be evenly coloured but usually looks more attractive when displaying both light and dark markings.

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