Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.


  • Latin name: Cardwellia sublimis
  • Common name(s): Silky Oak, Selano, Australian Silky Oak, Bull oak
  • Sources: Australia
CHARACTERISTICS Lighter shade of red, even pink to somwhat darker color against a coarse texture with visible rays similar to that in the oaks. When quarter sliced, the rays produce pronounced flake with a somewhat silky flow.
COMMON CUTS Quarter sliced, Plain sliced
USES Architectural millwork, moldings, wall paneling, cabinetry, flooring, fine furniture.
AVAILABILITY Reasonable availability depending on level of specification
PRICE $$$-$$$$ depending on specification