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satinwood,

name for a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetrymarquetry
, branch of cabinetwork in which a decorative surface of wood or other substance is glued to an object on a single plane. Unlike inlaying, in which the secondary material is sunk into portions of a solid ground cut out to receive it, the technique of marquetry applies
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. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (ruerue,
common name for various members of the family Rutaceae, a large group of plants distributed throughout temperate and tropical regions and most abundant in S Africa and Australia. Most species are woody shrubs or small trees; many are evergreen and bear spines.
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 family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia. The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellowwood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood of an evergreen (Zanthoxylum flavum) found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

satinwood

A hard, fine-grained, pale to golden yellow wood of the acacia gum tree; used in cabinetwork and decorative paneling. See also: Masonite

Satinwood

 

(Chloroxylon swietenia), a tree of the family Rutaceae. The satinwood grows in arid deciduous forests of India and Sri Lanka. The hard and heavy wood is resistant to fungal disease and insect infestation; it is fragrant and yellow and has a handsome sheen. Satinwood is used in the manufacture of parquet paneling and carved and inlaid furniture. Some other Rutaceae species and species of other families that have shiny wood are sometimes called satinwood.

satinwood

A hard, fine-grained, pale to golden yellow wood of the gum arabic (acacia gum) tree; esp. used in cabinetwork and decorative paneling.

satinwood

1. a rutaceous tree, Chloroxylon swietenia, that occurs in the East Indies and has hard wood with a satiny texture
2. the wood of this tree, used in veneering, cabinetwork, marquetry, etc.
3. West Indian Satinwood another name for yellowwood
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