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VENEER ARCHIVE
Dec. 2010 Jan. 2011

This Month’s Featured Wood: Satin Walnut

Description:
Satin Walnut, also known as Red Gum, is a popular species indigenous to the American South. It has a beautiful reddish heartwood, fine pore structure, and satiny finish similar to Cherry. This veneer is often available beautifully figured with dark pigmented markings.

Applications:
Satin Walnut or Red Gum is an excellent veneer for architectural applications including doors, panel, and woodwork.

Alternatives:
Cherry

Other Names:
American Red Gum, Gum, Sweetgum, Satin Walnut

Source:
Southern U.S., Ohio Valley, Appalachian states