Endiandra palmerstonii of the family Lauraceae. Also commonly known as Queensland walnut and Australian walnut, it is native to Australia. This wood is often easy to confuse with paldao
my samples: NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K) colors will vary under other lighting conditions
both sides of a sample plank of Queensland walnut / Endiandra palerstonii --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was loaned to me by Mark Peet whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.
end grain and end grain closeup of the piece directly above
some small veneer sheets and a closeup --- this came to me as Australian walnut with no botanical desination, so I'm ASSUMING that it is Endiandra palmerstonii but that might be a bad assumption, particularly since there are two other Endiandra species that use the name Australian walnut.
orientalwood veneer --- HUGE enlargements are present. This part of a collection which is discussed here: COLLECTION D. I assume some of the reason for the very dark color could be age patina.
Queensland walnut veneer --- HUGE enlargements are present. This sample was contributed to the site by David Clark whom I thank for this and other contributions to the site.
planks listed as Australian walnut
veneer listed as Queensland walnut
stitched veneer listed as Queensland walnut / Endiandra pamerstonii
figured veneer listed as Australian walnut
quartersawn bookmatched veneer listed as Australian walnut