Quarter sawn white oak veneer, also known as quarter cut heavy flake white oak wood veneer or tiger flake white oak veneer, is typically a straw colored light tan-brown to a creamy beige wheat color. The flake or fleck is produced when the medullary ray is sliced while the log is quarter cut. It is often stained and accepts finishes well which heighten the visibility of the flake and makes it appear lighter relative to the rest of the grain.
Heavy flake quarter sawn white oak veneer is often considered a high or premium grade veneer and allows for very little defects such as occasional pin knots and/ or mineral streaks. It is usually book matched with the grain running along the 8’ dimension. White oak is a common American hardwood that is easy to work with, strong, dense and decay resistant due to the abundance of tylose in its cells. It has a coarse texture and an alternating tight to porous grain that is interrupted by the flakey figure.
AKA: Tiger Flake White Oak
Cut: Quarter Sawn
Color: Straw colored light tan-brown to a creamy beige wheat
Characteristics: Coarse texture and an alternating tight to porous grain
Wood Type: A hardwood that is easy to work with, strong, dense and decay resistant