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Paldao Wood Veneer

Paldao Wood VeneerPaldao veneer is often used on projects where a distinct and contrasting grain pattern is desired. In this respect, it is much like a subdued zebrawood grain. The color can vary from silvery brown to golden brown. In some bundles of this veneer, the color and grain are not-unlike koa. This is an inexpensive veneer for now, and it's a bit under-appreciated in the world of woodworking. Non-film finishes in satin and semi-gloss tend to look the best on this species.

Common Name:
  New Guinea walnut or pacific walnut
Scientific Name:
  Dracontomelon dao
  Slivery brown with some darker veins, alternating lights and darks
  Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea, East India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam
  Primarily hard
  Semi-smooth to semi-coarse in some sections of the grain
  Readily accepts stains and finishes
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Tip from Joe

I've found that iPhones and iPads display reasonably accurate colors of our veneer photos.
Rendering variations on some computer monitors can cause our pictures to appear different from the actual veneer.