Fumed Aspen / Golden Cherry Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Fumed Aspen veneer is also known by the trade name 'Golden Cherry'. It is produced by passing the natural Aspen veneer through an ammonia kiln to permanently change its colour.
This process gives the wood a much darker, exotic colouring that has a more '3D-like' character, and is more UV stable than the natural wood or any other form of colouring, e.g. dyed veneers. Its improved UV-stability makes it more resistant to bleaching after prolonged exposure to the sun.
Aspen is a generally recognized name applied to a range of Populus species, native to Europe, Asia, North Africa, and Central & North America.
The sapwood of Aspen is white to light brown, being lighter coloured than the heartwood, which is greyish-white to light greyish-brown and both generally merge gradually without being clearly marked.
Aspen veneer is usually straight grained with a fine, uniform texture.
The wood does not have a characteristic odour when dry.