Quartered khaya veneer, also known as rift cut khaya wood veneer or plain quarter cut African khaya veneer, is typically a pinkish-red brown to a deep darker red brown color. It is available in 4’ x 8’ and 4’ x 10’ FlexVen™ 10 and FlexVen™ 20 paper backed veneer sheets with the PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) option. Khaya wood veneer is also available as 8′ x 4′ cross grain sheets and with the Tuf-Pli™ polyback or Pli-Flex™ wood on wood backer options as special order.
It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. Quarter cut khaya veneer is rather plain in appearance with only slight or occasional roe or broken ribbon stripe figure. Standard A grade quarter cut khaya wood veneer commonly allows for some small defects such as occasional pin knots and small grain deflections. Khaya is an African hardwood of medium density that is often used as a substitute for South American mahogany. It is easy to work with and strong, with a moderately coarse texture, slightly porous but lustrous grain and consistent color. Quarter cut khaya wood veneer will accept stains and finishes well which accentuate the grain’s natural luster.