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Veneers, their descriptions and uses in marquetry by Roy Murton

Here on page 5 we are listing the veneers from 49 to 60. Although in this series I am showing you pictorial images of a very wide range of veneers do bear in mind that unfortunately these days quite a few of the veneers you will see in these listings will not be available to you any longer, or, if they are available they will be prohibitively expensive. But, as a valuable source of reference I think it is worth including those veneers in these listings. Right, on with the next twelve.

Note: all the following veneers except for numbers 51-53-59 are some of these rare veneers and I'm afraid that I have to apologise for the limited amount of information I have available for this session of the descriptions.

49/. GUARABU: Terminalia Acuminata. This veneer has a pleasant chocolate brown striped appearance.

50/. GUAREA: Guarea Cedrata. A rather orange hue to this veneer. The large mottle pattern could be used to create still water effects in some pictures, such as twilight views across still lakes.

51/. HAREWOOD SILVER GREY: England. This veneer is based on Sycamore, which is normally an off white to cream colour, but it is changed by chemical treatment to a silvery grey colour. Used mainly for water effects, but it can also give good shadow effects too, especially in snow scenes, if used with care. It is soft and cuts cleanly and easily. Close textured but with pronounced grain markings. Latin name: Acer Pseudoplatanus

52/. HAWTHORN: Crataegus Oxyacantha. This veneer has a rather pleasing light golden colouring with a slightly pronounced grain effect. Useful where a uniform gold colour is required.

53/. HOLLY: Ilex Aquifolium. An almost white colour to this veneer. A nice close grain pattern that is pleasant to work with and cuts cleanly with reasonable ease.

54/. HORNBEAM: Carpinus Betulus. This close grained veneer has an orange/brown colouring.

55/. IDIGBO: Terminalia Ivorensis. Another golden coloured veneer. This one has a slightly speckled patterning making it useful for depicting fields of corn, etc.

56/. IMBUYA: Phoebe Porosa. This veneer is a deep brown colour tending towards charcoal grey. It has a slightly mottled appearance.

57/. IMBUYA BURR: Phoebe Porosa. This is the burr veneer version of the veneer described in number 56 above. It has a pronounced wavy figuring.

58/. INDIAN SILVER GREYWOOD: Terminalia Bialata. A green, grey, gold veneer with a wavy grain pattern. Very useful for shimmering water effects.

59/. IROKO: This is a light and sunny veneer, ideal for depicting cornfields, sand, thatched roofs in bright sunlight with Movingui for the parts in shadow. It is fairly brittle and you may need to use gummed paper on one side before cutting the part for your picture.

60/. JACARANDA: Machaerium Villosum. An orange/brown veneer with slight bluish flecks in its grain patterning.

As I said at the top of this page I have to apologise for the rather scant information used for describing some of the above veneers, however, you should be able to attain some further insight to the aforementioned veneers by clicking on the above link and inspecting those veneers in our gallery. Luckily the next twelve veneers in this series will be including some of the more freely available veneers, so I should be able to supply you with some rather more comprehensive descriptions when the next update to this section of the website falls due. I hope you enjoy inspecting our examples of the above rare veneers, I'll see you again on the next instalment to these pages.

Thanks, Roy.

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