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Ziricote Wood Veneer

Zircote VeneerIt wouldn't be enough for me to write that this is a rare wood. In fact, it is extremely rare and highly sought after. The grain of ziricote is unmistakable. Few veneers display such an interesting blend of darker colors arranged in a very chaotic pattern. Because large logs are so rare, you'll find this veneer used primarily on smaller projects like guitars, humidors, jewelry boxes, and as inlay.

Common Name:
  Ziricote, Sericote
Scientific Name:
  Cordia dodecandra
Family:
  Boraginaceae
Color:
  Medium and dark brown with very dark brown and black veining, sapwood is yellowish
Origin:
  Central America - Brazil, Belize, Guatemala, Veracruz
Hardness:
  Very hard and very heavy
Texture:
  Fine to medium texture
Finishing:
  Readily accepts stains and finishes.
However, staining this wood is considered a crime by some!
Please Note:
 

Due to the fragile nature of this species, please expect some splitting on the veneers listed here. Many of these splits are repairable with veneer tape. However, if you are new to veneering, this is not the right species for learning to work with exotic veneer.


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