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Indian Laurel Wood Veneer

Indian Laurel VeneerThis species simply does not get enough credit for its beautiful grain. The true character and color of this veneer becomes evident only after a lacquer or oil-based finish is applied. We've seen this veneer used on some outstanding projects complemented with red eucalyptus veneer and other colorful species. You may find some curly figured Indian Laurel in the listing below. This is a very rare veneer!

Common Name:
  Indian Laurel, East Indian Laurel, Sadar, Marta
Scientific Name:
  Terminalia elliptica
Family:
  Combretaceae
Color:
  Medium brown, occassional dark brown streaks
Origin:
  Southeast Asia - India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Hardness:
  Hard
Texture:
  Medium to coarse
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
Did You Know:
  According to Wikipedia, this tree is known for storing large amounts of water within its trunk which is often tapped and used as a source of potable water in the summer by locals. It is also thought to have curative value for stomach pain.


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