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: Fraxinus mandschurica
  • Common name(s): Japanese Ash
  • Sources: Japan and Southeast Asia
CHARACTERISTICS Straw colored to medium brown heartwood much like North American Ash. Grain is generally straight but some curly figure could be present even as fine as fiddleback. Texture is coarse.
COMMON CUTS Plain sliced, Rotary cut
USES Architectural millwork, wall panels, fine furniture, high end cabinetry, specialty applications.
AVAILABILITY Reasonable to very good availability depending on level of specification