The plumtree came to Central Europe from Asia Minor In the German states south of the Danube the tree still grows to some extent in closed forests. Only the fruit yielding plumtree is considered for the production of veneer in Central Europe. Trees having over two meters usable length are found very seldom, therefore no great commercial significance in the veneer industry.
It is sliced or rotary cut ( depending on diameter), otherwise used for turneries, carvings, for marquetry as well as for small objects. Only used for high quality architectural woodwork in the veneer trade because of its rare occurrence. Used also for restoration work on antiques.
Red / Brown