Clift said avodire
is a good choice for larger projects because of the large log size and consistency within the species.
Available in lumber and veneer form, avodire has been popular for use in store fixtures and furniture as well as architectural millwork applications.
According to Doug Newhouse, owner of Newhouse Wood & Veneer in Hartford, CT, avodire is used primarily in veneer form in the U.
Jim Dumas, owner of Certainly Wood, East Aurora, NY, said his company has carried avodire veneer for the past 25-30 years.
Dumas added a small percentage of what he sells is avodire crotch, which is sometimes picked as a substitute for satinwood crotch.
However, he notes, "We filled a large millwork order with avodire
for a customer who originally requested movingui.
We might suggest avodire as an alternative to quartered figured anigre if a designer is looking for a light-colored wood and wants to use something that isn't commonly used.
Gantz said avodire can have several different figures, depending on the log and how it is cut.
Gantz described avodire as a porous wood, similar to mahogany but light creamy yellow to greenish, grayish gold.
Jim Mills, marketing executive for Craig Lumber, Collierville, TN, recently sold avodire to a client who was using it with movingui veneers.
has been used as a substitute species, nothing quite equals the grain and color of anigre, in large enough supplies, Matulevich said.
Veneer including cherry, avodire
(a species of Mahogany) and maple is forklifted up to the room.