Paldao

Latin name: Dracontomelum dao

Common name(s): New Guineawood

Sources: Phillipines

Characteristics: Gray brown heartwood with tinges of greenish to brown to nearly black stripes. Medium texture. Interlocked grain produces straight stipe appearance when quarter sliced.

Common cuts: Quarter sliced, Plain sliced, Rotary cut

Uses: Kitchen and bath cabinetry, fine furniture, architectural millwork, molding, flooring, architectural as wall paneling, casework, office furniture.

Availability: Scarce

Price: $$$$